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Postmobilization Kinkiness: Barnes, West, Miller, and the Military’s Frankness about Sex and Venereal Disease

Keith Gandal

in The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and the Fiction of Mobilization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338911
eISBN:
9780199867127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338911.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, American, 20th Century Literature

By the 1930s, the postmobilization tale of Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and Hemingway (the racist promiscuity plot) was already being subverted, while still being utilized. In Tropic of Cancer by Henry ... More


Nathanael West and the Hollywood Novel

in Cinematic Fictions: The Impact of the Cinema on the American Novel up to World War II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312120
eISBN:
9781846315190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315190.014
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Hollywood novel emerged in 1912, on the heels of the rising Hollywood film industry. The Hollywood novel was a broad category that included romance, satire, and crime fiction, and revolved around ... More


/ A Touch of Miss Lonelyhearts

Ritzenberg Aaron

in The Sentimental Touch: The Language of Feeling in the Age of Managerialism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245529
eISBN:
9780823252558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245529.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter 4 argues that Nathanael West's surprising use of sentimental language in Miss Lonelyhearts (1933) typifies the ways that sentimental tropes have changed in the eighty-one years since Uncle ... More


Dada in Hollywood: Nathanael West’s Human Machines

Robin Blyn

in The Freak-garde: Extraordinary Bodies and Revolutionary Art in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678167
eISBN:
9781452947853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678167.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter considers the novels of Nathanael West within the crucial context of a crisis in revolutionary philosophy specific to the United States. It discusses the notion of the Left’s recognition ... More


The Sentimental Touch: The Language of Feeling in the Age of Managerialism

Aaron Ritzenberg

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245529
eISBN:
9780823252558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245529.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The Sentimental Touch investigates emotion in American literature during a period in which American culture became more and more impersonal. Between 1850 and 1940, with the rise of managerial ... More


Coda

Thomas J. Ferraro

in Transgression and Redemption in American Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198863052
eISBN:
9780191895586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863052.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The coda to Transgression & Redemption considers how the knowledges, methods, and values of the book might contribute to further considerations of the American novel, with immediate emphasis on ... More


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