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Wavering in Delight: Time, Progress, and the Turn of the Century in Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie

Myrto Drizou

in American Literary History and the Turn toward Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056043
eISBN:
9780813053813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056043.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In this chapter, Drizou argues that Theodore Dreiser’s novel Sister Carrie (1900) questions the rationalization of modern progress by depicting the turn of the century as a moment that wavers between ... More


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