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

American hungers : the problem of poverty in U.S. literature, 1840-1945, 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
Gavin Jones
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Gavin Roger
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS217.P67
LC item number
J66 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
20/21
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Poverty in literature
  • American literature
  • Social classes in literature
  • Literature and society
Label
American hungers : the problem of poverty in U.S. literature, 1840-1945, Gavin Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-217) and index
Contents
The problem of poverty in literary criticism -- Beggaring description : Herman Melville and antebellum poverty discourse -- Paradigms of poverty and pauperism -- Literary uses and abuses of poverty -- The ambivalence of Thoreau and Davis -- Redburn and Israel Potter : Transatlantic counterparts -- Melville's sketches of the mid-1850s -- Poor Pierre -- Problems of need in The confidence-man -- Being poor in the progressive era : Dreiser and Wharton on the pauper problem -- Writing poverty -- The persistence of pauperism -- What's the matter with Hurstwood? -- The class that drifts -- Fear of falling -- The feminization of poverty -- Poor Lily -- Class and gender -- The depression in Black and White : Agee, Wright, and the aesthetics of damage -- Understanding the depression -- Agee's uncertainty -- Damage and disadvantage -- The beauty and erotics of poverty -- Race, class, and poor Richard -- American hunger -- Delinquent identity
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 228 p.
Isbn
9780691127538
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007008406
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 2946712-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)2946712
  • (Sirsi) o85862134
  • (OCoLC)85862134
Label
American hungers : the problem of poverty in U.S. literature, 1840-1945, Gavin Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-217) and index
Contents
The problem of poverty in literary criticism -- Beggaring description : Herman Melville and antebellum poverty discourse -- Paradigms of poverty and pauperism -- Literary uses and abuses of poverty -- The ambivalence of Thoreau and Davis -- Redburn and Israel Potter : Transatlantic counterparts -- Melville's sketches of the mid-1850s -- Poor Pierre -- Problems of need in The confidence-man -- Being poor in the progressive era : Dreiser and Wharton on the pauper problem -- Writing poverty -- The persistence of pauperism -- What's the matter with Hurstwood? -- The class that drifts -- Fear of falling -- The feminization of poverty -- Poor Lily -- Class and gender -- The depression in Black and White : Agee, Wright, and the aesthetics of damage -- Understanding the depression -- Agee's uncertainty -- Damage and disadvantage -- The beauty and erotics of poverty -- Race, class, and poor Richard -- American hunger -- Delinquent identity
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 228 p.
Isbn
9780691127538
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007008406
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 2946712-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)2946712
  • (Sirsi) o85862134
  • (OCoLC)85862134

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