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The Resource American hungers : the problem of poverty in U.S. literature, 1840-1945, by Gavin Jones

American hungers : the problem of poverty in U.S. literature, 1840-1945, by Gavin Jones

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American hungers : the problem of poverty in U.S. literature, 1840-1945
Title
American hungers
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the problem of poverty in U.S. literature, 1840-1945
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by Gavin Jones
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Language
eng
Summary
Social anxiety about poverty surfaces with startling frequency in American literature. Yet, as Gavin Jones argues, poverty has been denied its due as a critical and ideological framework in its own right, despite recent interest in representations of the lower classes and the marginalized. These insights lay the groundwork for American Hungers, in which Jones uncovers a complex and controversial discourse on the poor that stretches from the antebellum era through the Depression. Reading writers such as Herman Melville, Theodore Dreiser, Edith Wharton, James Agee, and Richard Wright in their hi
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
20/21
American hungers : the problem of poverty in U.S. literature, 1840-1945, by Gavin Jones
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American hungers : the problem of poverty in U.S. literature, 1840-1945, by Gavin Jones
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt7shxc
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Preface; INTRODUCTION: The Problem of Poverty in Literary Criticism; ONE: Beggaring Description: Herman Melville and Antebellum Poverty Discourse; TWO: Being Poor in the Progressive Era: Dreiser and Wharton on the Pauper Problem; THREE: The Depression in Black and White: Agee, Wright, and the Aesthetics of Damage; CONCLUSION; Notes; Works Cited; Index
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1 online resource (xvi, 228 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781282453142
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations.
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