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A New Heartland: Women, Modernity, and the Agrarian Ideal in America

Janet Gallingani Casey

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195338959
eISBN:
9780199867103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338959.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book reconceptualizes American modernity by focusing on rurality and women. It challenges the notion of the city as the privileged site of modern experience, arguing that rurality—urbanity’s ... More


Chapter 3 Chapter 3 Women, the Farm, and the Best-seller

Janet Galligani Casey

in A New Heartland: Women, Modernity, and the Agrarian Ideal in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195338959
eISBN:
9780199867103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338959.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter demonstrates the ways in which women’s rural fiction was heavily implicated in conversations about the encroachment of middlebrow culture, and discusses the remarkable popularity of ... More


Rural Fictions, Urban Realities: A Geography of Gilded Age American Literature

Mark Storey

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199893188
eISBN:
9780199332793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199893188.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The late nineteenth century has long been acknowledged as a transformative period in American history, characterised by the rise of an increasingly urbanised modernity. This book approaches such ... More


“The Magnet Attracting”: Dreiser's Literary Style

Paul Giles

in Transnationalism in Practice: Essays on American Studies, Literature and Religion

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640492
eISBN:
9780748652129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640492.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes the literary style of Theodore Dreiser, focusing on his novel Carrie. Despite much criticism on the writing style of Dreiser, this novel was praised for its unsparing realism ... More


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