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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

Label
American hungers : the problem of poverty in U.S. literature, 1840-1945
Title
American hungers
Title remainder
the problem of poverty in U.S. literature, 1840-1945
Statement of responsibility
by Gavin Jones
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Gavin Roger
Dewey number
810.9/355
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS217.P67
LC item number
J66 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
20/21
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Literature and society
  • Poverty in literature
  • Social classes in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • HISTORY
  • American literature
  • Literature and society
  • Poverty in literature
  • Social classes in literature
  • United States
Label
American hungers : the problem of poverty in U.S. literature, 1840-1945, by Gavin Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
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
Control code
647843267
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282453142
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttx53c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647843267
Label
American hungers : the problem of poverty in U.S. literature, 1840-1945, by Gavin Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
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
Control code
647843267
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282453142
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttx53c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647843267

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