Coverart for item
The Resource American superrealism : Nathanael West and the politics of representation in the 1930s, Jonathan Veitch

American superrealism : Nathanael West and the politics of representation in the 1930s, Jonathan Veitch

Label
American superrealism : Nathanael West and the politics of representation in the 1930s
Title
American superrealism
Title remainder
Nathanael West and the politics of representation in the 1930s
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Veitch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Nathanael West has been hailed as "an apocalyptic writer," "a writer on the left," and "a precursor to postmodernism." But until now no critic has succeeded in fully engaging West's distinctive method of negation. In American Superrealism, Jonathan Veitch examines West's letters, short stories, screenplays and novels - some of which are discussed here for the first time - as well as West's collaboration with William Carlos Williams during their tenure as the editors of Contact. Locating West in a lively, American avant-garde tradition that sketches from Marcel Duchamp to Andy Warhol, Veitch explores the possibilities and limitations of dada and surrealism - the use of readymades, scatalogical humor, human machines, "exquisite corpses"--As modes of social criticism."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Veitch, Jonathan
Dewey number
813/.52
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.E8334
LC item number
Z9 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Wisconsin project on American writers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Politics and literature
  • Literature and society
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Surrealism (Literature)
  • Depressions in literature
  • Economics in literature
  • Mimesis in literature
  • Capitalism and literature
  • West, Nathanael
Label
American superrealism : Nathanael West and the politics of representation in the 1930s, Jonathan Veitch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The People Talk: Miss Lonelyhearts
  • 5.
  • The Folklore of Capitalism: A Cool Million
  • 6.
  • The Cliches Are Having a Ball: The Day of the Locust
  • Postscript: Madonna's Bustier; or "The Burning of Los Angeles."
  • Introduction: Who Can We Shoot? The Crisis of Representation in the 1930s
  • 1.
  • American Superrealism
  • 2.
  • Euclid's Asshole: The Dream Life of Balso Snell
  • 3.
  • "Lousy with Pure / Reeking with Stark": Contact
  • 4.
Control code
36696535
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 182 pages
Isbn
9780299157005
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97014031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
American superrealism : Nathanael West and the politics of representation in the 1930s, Jonathan Veitch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The People Talk: Miss Lonelyhearts
  • 5.
  • The Folklore of Capitalism: A Cool Million
  • 6.
  • The Cliches Are Having a Ball: The Day of the Locust
  • Postscript: Madonna's Bustier; or "The Burning of Los Angeles."
  • Introduction: Who Can We Shoot? The Crisis of Representation in the 1930s
  • 1.
  • American Superrealism
  • 2.
  • Euclid's Asshole: The Dream Life of Balso Snell
  • 3.
  • "Lousy with Pure / Reeking with Stark": Contact
  • 4.
Control code
36696535
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 182 pages
Isbn
9780299157005
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97014031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

    • Thomas Jefferson LibraryBorrow it
      1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
      38.710138 -90.311107
Processing Feedback ...