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The Great Depression and the Culture of Abundance examines the response of American leftist writers of the 1930s to the rise of mass culture, and to the continued propagation of the values of consumerism during the Depression. Rita Barnard traces in the work of Kenneth Fearing and Nathanael West theoretical positions associated with the Frankfurt School (especially Walter Benjamin) and with contemporary theorists of postmodernism. As well as probing the relationship between literature and mass culture, the book offers a new reading of two of the most unjustifiably neglected literary figures of the 1930s.

Synopsis:

Examines the response of American leftist writers from the 1930s to the rise of mass culture.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-261) and index.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Part I. Context: 1. Introduction: literature and mass culture in the thirties; 2. Hard times, modern times; Part II. Kenneth Fearing: 3. The politics of literary failure: fearing, mass culture and the canon; 4. The undercover agent and the culture of the spectacle; 5. ‘Zowie did he live and Zowie did he die’: mass culture and the fragmentation of experience; Part III. Nathaniel West: 6. ‘A surfeit of shoddy’: West and the spectacle of culture; 7. ‘When you wish upon a star’: fantasy, experience and mass culture; 8. The storyteller, the novelist and the advice columnist; Epilogue: ‘happy ending’; Notes; Index.

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this book really teaches the young mind about the Great Depression.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780521450348
Author:
Barnard, Rita
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Gelpi, Albert
Author:
Posnock, Ross
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Depressions
Subject:
Literature and society
Subject:
Social problems in literature
Subject:
Popular literature
Subject:
Economics in literature
Subject:
Depressions in literature.
Subject:
American literature--20th century--History an
Subject:
American literature -- 20th century.
Subject:
Popular literature -- United States.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Series:
Cambridge Studies in American Literature & Culture
Series Volume:
87
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 half-tones
Pages:
284
Dimensions:
6.20x9.32x.85 in. 1.29 lbs.

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