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Truth in Fiction

David E. Shi

in Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850–1920

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106534
eISBN:
9780199854097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106534.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

A new phalanx of avowedly realistic writers, many of them women, surged into prominence and developed networks of friendship and mutual support in the 1880s. “The idealist pure and simple hardly ... More


Realism, Ethnicity and the Nation

William Dean Howells

in Ethnicity and Cultural Authority: From Arnold to Du Bois

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622054
eISBN:
9780748651993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622054.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter presents a reconstruction of William Dean Howells's cultural thought and considers the challenges faced by his aesthetic theory, studying the potentially divisive forces of racial and ... More


Developing Nations

Dohra Ahmad

in Landscapes of Hope: Anti-Colonial Utopianism in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195332766
eISBN:
9780199868124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332766.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter reads five turn-of-the-century utopian novels (Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward, William Morris’s News from Nowhere, William Dean Howells’s A Traveler from Altruria and Through the Eye ... More


The Arcs of Modernism: Geography as Allegory

Paul Giles

in The Global Remapping of American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136134
eISBN:
9781400836512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136134.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how the lineaments of U.S. national identity were shaped and consolidated by three wars over a span of eighty years: the American Civil War, World War I, and World War II. It ... More


Local Color, World Literature, And The Transnational Turn In William Dean Howells's Fiction And Criticism

Nathaniel Cadle

in The Mediating Nation: Late American Realism, Globalization, and the Progressive State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618456
eISBN:
9781469618470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618456.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines how literary realism provided a means for American literature to play a more vital role in world literature by focusing on William Dean Howells's late fiction and criticism. ... More


Marketing Culture

Susan L. Mizruchi

in The Rise of Multicultural America: Economy and Print Culture, 1865-1915

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832509
eISBN:
9781469605678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887967_mizruchi.9
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on the time during the late nineteenth century, when, for the first time, advertisements, literature, and images from photographic to painterly were packaged together as mutually ... More


Introduction: Culture, Ethnicity, Authority

Daniel G. Williams

in Ethnicity and Cultural Authority: From Arnold to Du Bois

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622054
eISBN:
9780748651993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622054.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This introductory chapter discusses culture, ethnicity and authority, differentiating conservationism from contributionism and providing a brief outline of the chapters that follow. It also presents ... More


The Other Man: Homofiliation, Marriage, and A Hazard of New Fortunes

Axel Nissen

in Manly Love: Romantic Friendship in American Fiction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226586663
eISBN:
9780226586687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226586687.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on William Dean Howells's A Hazard of New Fortunes (1889). It discusses the importance of “homofiliation” to the formation of male–female romantic bonds and to the absence or ... More


Ethnicity and Cultural Authority: From Arnold to Du Bois

Daniel G. Williams

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622054
eISBN:
9780748651993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622054.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Writing in 1903, W. E. B. Du Bois suggested that the goal for the African American was ‘to be a co-worker in the kingdom of culture’. He was evoking ‘culture’ as a solution to the divisions within ... More


William Dean Howells's ‘Altrurian’ Aesthetic in the Modern Marketplace

Frank Christianson

in Philanthropy in British and American Fiction: Dickens, Hawthorne, Eliot and Howells

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625086
eISBN:
9780748652068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625086.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter addresses William Dean Howells's attempts to negotiate the tension between the increasingly contradictory strands of liberal thought in his novels A Hazard of New Fortunes, Annie Kilburn ... More


Conclusion

Daniel G. Williams

in Ethnicity and Cultural Authority: From Arnold to Du Bois

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622054
eISBN:
9780748651993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622054.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This concluding chapter reviews the discussions of the previous chapters, looking at the conservationist ethnic movements that challenged the idea of common national cultures in the United States and ... More


A World Full of Fists

David E. Shi

in Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850–1920

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106534
eISBN:
9780199854097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106534.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Literary naturalists unearthed sobering new facts about contemporary American life. By exposing the comfortable to the reality of violent households and repulsive persons, they reminded readers that ... More


Clear Definitions for an Anxious World: Late Nineteenth-Century Surrogacy

Diana Rebekkah Paulin

in Imperfect Unions: Staging Miscegenation in U.S. Drama and Fiction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670987
eISBN:
9781452947204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670987.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores how fictionalized reproductions of interracial unions exhibited national concerns through the process of surrogacy during the late nineteenth century. Focusing on Bartley ... More


American Literature Internationale: Translation, Strike, and the Time of Political Possibility

Russ Castronovo

in Beautiful Democracy: Aesthetics and Anarchy in a Global Era

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226096285
eISBN:
9780226096308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226096308.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter considers several connected variants of “the international,” ranging from issues of translation to the specter of the worldwide revolt of the working class. Its archive is the most ... More


John William De Forest (1826–1906)

Louis P. Masur (ed.)

in “… The Real War Will Never Get in the Books”: Selections from Writers During the Civil War

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195098372
eISBN:
9780199853908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098372.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Of all the writers at the time, John William De Forest saw the most action as a Civil War soldier. Through it all he kept writing: letters home, journal entries, essays for literary magazines, the ... More


The 1920s

Gordon Hutner

in What America Read: Taste, Class, and the Novel, 1920-1960

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832271
eISBN:
9781469605210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887752_hutner.5
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the history of the 1920s as it unfolded rather than the anxious study of its self-consciously modernist literature. The author begins with the momentous occasion of William Dean ... More


Transnational Circulation In The Age Of Realism And Progressivism

Nathaniel Cadle

in The Mediating Nation: Late American Realism, Globalization, and the Progressive State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618456
eISBN:
9781469618470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618456.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book examines conceptualizations of globalization that coalesced in American culture during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as the intersection between late realism ... More


Savage Realism

David E. Shi

in Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850–1920

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106534
eISBN:
9780199854097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106534.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The new breed of realists, according to H. L. Mencken, offered not the old, flabby, kittenish realism of William Dean Howells's imitators but the sterner, more searching realism that got under the ... More


Epilogue

David E. Shi

in Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850–1920

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106534
eISBN:
9780199854097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106534.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Realism has not fared well of late within the higher reaches of the academy and among prominent segments of the artistic community. Much of the fiction and art produced during the Gilded Age is as ... More


From Sympathy to Altruism: The Roots of Philanthropic Discourse

Frank Christianson

in Philanthropy in British and American Fiction: Dickens, Hawthorne, Eliot and Howells

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625086
eISBN:
9780748652068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625086.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents an examination of the philosophical and practical contexts that constituted a modern discourse of philanthropy. The lexical history of three of these terms — sympathy, ... More


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