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Author Barnard, Rita.

Title The Great Depression and the culture of abundance : Kenneth Fearing, Nathanael West, and mass culture in the 1930s / Rita Barnard.

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  810.90052 BARN    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge studies in American literature and culture ; 87.
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture ; 87.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-261) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction: Literature and Mass Culture in the Thirties -- 2. Hard Times, Modern Times -- 3. The Politics of Literary Failure: Fearing, Mass Culture, and the Canon -- 4. The Undercover Agent and the Culture of the Spectacle -- 5. "Zowie Did He Live and Zowie Did He Die": Mass Culture and the Fragmentation of Experience -- 6. "A Surfeit of Shoddy": West and the Spectacle of Culture -- 7. "When You Wish upon a Star": Fantasy, Experience, and Mass Culture -- 8. The Storyteller, the Novelist, and the Advice Columnist -- Epilogue: "Happy Ending"
Summary Examines the response of American leftist writers from the 1930s to the rise of mass culture.
Subject Fearing, Kenneth, 1902-1961 -- Political and social views.
West, Nathanael, 1903-1940 -- Political and social views.
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Popular literature -- United States -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Social problems in literature.
Depressions in literature.
Economics in literature.
ISBN 0521450349 (hardback)