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Author Algeo, Ann M., 1952-

Title The courtroom as forum : homicide trials by Dreiser, Wright, Capote, and Mailer / Ann M. Algeo.

Published New York : P. Lang, [1996]
©1996

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 UniM Store  Q35096    AVAILABLE
Physical description 164 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Modern American literature ; vol. 1.
Modern American literature (New York, N.Y.) ; vol. 1.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [151]-160) and index.
Contents Ch. I. Dreiser's An American Tragedy -- Ch. II. Wright's Native Son -- Ch. III. Capote's In Cold Blood -- Ch. IV. Mailer's The Executioner's Song.
Summary Homicide trial scenes in An American Tragedy, Native Son, In Cold Blood, and The Executioner's Song support the assertion that certain crimes represent the era in which they occur. The social issues addressed in the forum of the courtroom become more complex as the century progresses, moving from the destructiveness of the American Dream - and the social and economic stratifications that dream implies - to issues of race, religion, sexuality, psychiatry, and media involvement in the legal process.
Subject Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945. American tragedy.
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960. Native son.
Capote, Truman, 1924-1984. In cold blood.
Mailer, Norman. Executioner's song.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Law and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Legal stories, American -- History and criticism.
Trials (Murder) in literature.
ISBN 0820427330 (alk. paper)