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Author Entin, Joseph B.

Title Sensational modernism : experimental fiction and photography in thirties America / by Joseph B. Entin.

Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  813.5209355 ENTI    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Cultural studies of the United States.
Cultural studies of the United States.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page) and index.
Contents 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.
Subject American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Experimental fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Art and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Documentary photography -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Mass media and art -- United States.
Modernism (Literature) -- United States.
Visual perception in literature.
Social problems in literature.
Poverty in literature.
Poor in literature.
ISBN 9780807831366 (alk. paper)
9780807858349 (paperback: alk. paper)