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The Literature of Labor and the Labors of Literature: Allegory in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction (Cambridge Studies in American Literature & Culture)by Wienstein
Synopses & Reviews
This book juxtaposes representations of labor in fictional and non-fictional texts in order to trace the intersections between aesthetic and economic discourse in nineteenth-century America.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 212-252) and index.
Table of Contents
1. The problem with labor and the promise of leisure; 2. Hawthorne and the economics of allegory; 3. Melville's operatives; 4. Twain in the man-factory; 5. The manikin, the machine, and the Virgin Mary; Notes; Index.
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