Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Q&A | February 27, 2014

Rene Denfeld: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Rene Denfeld



Describe your latest book. The Enchanted is a story narrated by a man on death row. The novel was inspired by my work as a death penalty... Continue »
  1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Enchanted

    Rene Denfeld 9780062285508

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$7.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Photography- Theory and Criticism

More copies of this ISBN

Other titles in the Cultural Studies of the United States series:

Sensational Modernism: Experimental Fiction and Photography in Thirties America (Cultural Studies of the United States)

by

Sensational Modernism: Experimental Fiction and Photography in Thirties America (Cultural Studies of the United States) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Challenging the conventional wisdom that the 1930s were dominated by literary and photographic realism, Entin uncovers a rich vein of experimental work by politically progressive artists. Examining images by photographers such as Weegee and Aaron Siskind and fiction by writers such as William Carlos Williams, Richard Wright, Tillie Olsen, and Pietro di Donato, he argues that these artists drew attention to the country's most vulnerable residents by using what he calls an "aesthetic of astonishment," focused on startling, graphic images of pain, injury, and prejudice.

About the Author

Joseph B. Entin is assistant professor of English at Brooklyn College, City University of New York.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Scrutiny, Sentiment, Sensation: American Modernism and the Bodies of the Dispossessed

2. Sensational Contact: William Carlos Williams's Short Fiction and the Bodies of New Immigrants

3. Modernist Documentary: Aaron Siskind's Harlem Document

4. A Piece of the Body Torn Out by the Roots: James Agee, Tillie Olsen, William Faulkner, and the Contingencies of Working-Class Representation

5. Monstrous Modernism: Laboring Bodies, Wounded Workers, and Narrative Heterogeneity in Pietro di Donato's Christ in Concrete

6. No Man's Land: Richard Wright, Stereotype, and the Racial Politics of Sensational Modernism

Conclusion: Modernism, Poverty, and the Politics of Seeing

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807858349
Author:
Entin, Joseph
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Entin, Joseph B.
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
American
Subject:
literary realism; photographic realism; literary sensationalism; photographic sensationalism; graphic images; injury; disfigured bodies; contorted bodies; William Carlos Williams; Richard Wright; Tillie Olsen; Aaron Siskind; Pietro di Donato; William Faul
Subject:
literary realism; photographic realism; literary sensationalism; photographic sensationalism; graphic images; injury; disfigured bodies; contorted bodies; William Carlos Williams; Richard Wright; Tillie Olsen; Aaron Siskind; Pietro di Donato; William Faul
Subject:
literary realism; photographic realism; literary sensationalism; photographic sensationalism; graphic images; injury; disfigured bodies; contorted bodies; William Carlos Williams; Richard Wright; Tillie Olsen; Aaron Siskind; Pietro di Donato; William Faul
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
American fiction -- 20th century.
Subject:
Visual perception in literature.
Subject:
literary realism; photographic realism; literary sensationalism; photographic sensationalism; graphic images; injury; disfigured bodies; contorted bodies; William Carlos Williams; Richard Wright; Tillie Olsen; Aaron Siskind; Pietro di Donato; William Faul
Subject:
literary realism; photographic realism; literary sensationalism; photographic sensationalism; graphic images; injury; disfigured bodies; contorted bodies; William Carlos Williams; Richard Wright; Tillie Olsen; Aaron Siskind; Pietro di Donato; William Faul
Subject:
literary realism; photographic realism; literary sensationalism; photographic sensationalism; graphic images; injury; disfigured bodies; contorted bodies; William Carlos Williams; Richard Wright; Tillie Olsen; Aaron Siskind; Pietro di Donato; William Faul
Subject:
literary realism; photographic realism; literary sensationalism; photographic sensationalism; graphic images; injury; disfigured bodies; contorted bodies; William Carlos Williams; Richard Wright; Tillie Olsen; Aaron Siskind; Pietro di Donato; William Faul
Subject:
literary realism; photographic realism; literary sensationalism; photographic sensationalism; graphic images; injury; disfigured bodies; contorted bodies; William Carlos Williams; Richard Wright; Tillie Olsen; Aaron Siskind; Pietro di Donato; William Faul
Subject:
literary realism; photographic realism; literary sensationalism; photographic sensationalism; graphic images; injury; disfigured bodies; contorted bodies; William Carlos Williams; Richard Wright; Tillie Olsen; Aaron Siskind; Pietro di Donato; William Faul
Subject:
literary realism; photographic realism; literary sensationalism; photographic sensationalism; graphic images; injury; disfigured bodies; contorted bodies; William Carlos Williams; Richard Wright; Tillie Olsen; Aaron Siskind; Pietro di Donato; William Faul
Subject:
literary realism; photographic realism; literary sensationalism; photographic sensationalism; graphic images; injury; disfigured bodies; contorted bodies; William Carlos Williams; Richard Wright; Tillie Olsen; Aaron Siskind; Pietro di Donato; William Faul
Subject:
literary realism; photographic realism; literary sensationalism; photographic sensationalism; graphic images; injury; disfigured bodies; contorted bodies; William Carlos Williams; Richard Wright; Tillie Olsen; Aaron Siskind; Pietro di Donato; William Faul
Subject:
literary realism; photographic realism; literary sensationalism; photographic sensationalism; graphic images; injury; disfigured bodies; contorted bodies; William Carlos Williams; Richard Wright; Tillie Olsen; Aaron Siskind; Pietro di Donato; William Faul
Subject:
literary realism; photographic realism; literary sensationalism; photographic sensationalism; graphic images; injury; disfigured bodies; contorted bodies; William Carlos Williams; Richard Wright; Tillie Olsen; Aaron Siskind; Pietro di Donato; William Faul
Subject:
literary realism; photographic realism; literary sensationalism; photographic sensationalism; graphic images; injury; disfigured bodies; contorted bodies; William Carlos Williams; Richard Wright; Tillie Olsen; Aaron Siskind; Pietro di Donato; William Faul
Subject:
literary realism; photographic realism; literary sensationalism; photographic sensationalism; graphic images; injury; disfigured bodies; contorted bodies; William Carlos Williams; Richard Wright; Tillie Olsen; Aaron Siskind; Pietro di Donato; William Faul
Subject:
literary realism; photographic realism; literary sensationalism; photographic sensationalism; graphic images; injury; disfigured bodies; contorted bodies; William Carlos Williams; Richard Wright; Tillie Olsen; Aaron Siskind; Pietro di Donato; William Faul
Subject:
literary realism; photographic realism; literary sensationalism; photographic sensationalism; graphic images; injury; disfigured bodies; contorted bodies; William Carlos Williams; Richard Wright; Tillie Olsen; Aaron Siskind; Pietro di Donato; William Faul
Subject:
literary realism; photographic realism; literary sensationalism; photographic sensationalism; graphic images; injury; disfigured bodies; contorted bodies; William Carlos Williams; Richard Wright; Tillie Olsen; Aaron Siskind; Pietro di Donato; William Faul
Subject:
literary realism; photographic realism; literary sensationalism; photographic sensationalism; graphic images; injury; disfigured bodies; contorted bodies; William Carlos Williams; Richard Wright; Tillie Olsen; Aaron Siskind; Pietro di Donato; William Faul
Subject:
literary realism; photographic realism; literary sensationalism; photographic sensationalism; graphic images; injury; disfigured bodies; contorted bodies; William Carlos Williams; Richard Wright; Tillie Olsen; Aaron Siskind; Pietro di Donato; William Faul
Subject:
literary realism; photographic realism; literary sensationalism; photographic sensationalism; graphic images; injury; disfigured bodies; contorted bodies; William Carlos Williams; Richard Wright; Tillie Olsen; Aaron Siskind; Pietro di Donato; William Faul
Subject:
literary realism; photographic realism; literary sensationalism; photographic sensationalism; graphic images; injury; disfigured bodies; contorted bodies; William Carlos Williams; Richard Wright; Tillie Olsen; Aaron Siskind; Pietro di Donato; William Faul
Subject:
literary realism; photographic realism; literary sensationalism; photographic sensationalism; graphic images; injury; disfigured bodies; contorted bodies; William Carlos Williams; Richard Wright; Tillie Olsen; Aaron Siskind; Pietro di Donato; William Faul
Subject:
literary realism; photographic realism; literary sensationalism; photographic sensationalism; graphic images; injury; disfigured bodies; contorted bodies; William Carlos Williams; Richard Wright; Tillie Olsen; Aaron Siskind; Pietro di Donato; William Faul
Subject:
literary realism; photographic realism; literary sensationalism; photographic sensationalism; graphic images; injury; disfigured bodies; contorted bodies; William Carlos Williams; Richard Wright; Tillie Olsen; Aaron Siskind; Pietro di Donato; William Faul
Subject:
literary realism; photographic realism; literary sensationalism; photographic sensationalism; graphic images; injury; disfigured bodies; contorted bodies; William Carlos Williams; Richard Wright; Tillie Olsen; Aaron Siskind; Pietro di Donato; William Faul
Subject:
literary realism
Subject:
photographic realism
Subject:
literary sensationalism
Subject:
photographic sensationalism
Subject:
graphic images
Subject:
Injury
Subject:
disfigured bodies
Subject:
contorted bodies
Subject:
William Carlos Williams
Subject:
Richard Wright
Subject:
Tillie Olsen
Subject:
Aaron Siskind
Subject:
Pietro di Donato
Subject:
William Faulkner
Subject:
Nathanael West
Subject:
Meridel Le Sueur
Subject:
Weegee
Subject:
Dalton Trumbo
Subject:
vernacular modernism
Subject:
avant-garde art
Subject:
Modernism
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
American photography
Subject:
the Great Depression
Subject:
1930s
Subject:
Documentary photography
Subject:
working-class literature
Subject:
James Agee
Subject:
depictions of Harlem
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
race and ethnicity
Subject:
class
Subject:
graphic i
Subject:
mages
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Wil
Subject:
liam Carlos Williams
Subject:
American l
Subject:
iterature
Subject:
pho
Subject:
tographic sensationalism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Cultural Studies of the United States
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
29, 29 illus.
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in
Age Level:
James Agee

Other books you might like

  1. The Adventures of Rabbi Harvey: A... Used Trade Paper $9.00
  2. Joy School (Ballantine Reader's Circle) Used Trade Paper $5.95
  3. Wintersmith Used Mass Market $4.95
  4. Pirates Eat Porridge (Neal Porter Books) Used Hardcover $1.75
  5. The Arrival
    New Hardcover $19.99

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Theory and Criticism
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Travel » General

Sensational Modernism: Experimental Fiction and Photography in Thirties America (Cultural Studies of the United States) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.95 In Stock
Product details 320 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807858349 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.