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The Resource Grotesque relations : modernist domestic fiction and the U.S. welfare state, Susan Edmunds

Grotesque relations : modernist domestic fiction and the U.S. welfare state, Susan Edmunds

Label
Grotesque relations : modernist domestic fiction and the U.S. welfare state
Title
Grotesque relations
Title remainder
modernist domestic fiction and the U.S. welfare state
Statement of responsibility
Susan Edmunds
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, Susan Edmunds explores he relationship between modernist domestic fiction and the rise of the U.S. welfare state. This relationship, which began in the Progressive era, emerged as maternalist reformers developed an inverted discourse of social housekeeping in order to call for state protection and regulation of the home. Modernists followed suit, turning the genre of domestic fiction inside out in order to represent new struggles on the border between home, market and state. Edmunds uses the work of Djuna Barnes, Jean Toomer, Tillie Olsen, Edna Ferber, Nathanael West, and Flanner
Member of
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edmunds, Susan
Dewey number
813/.50936
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.M535
LC item number
E34 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • American fiction
  • Domestic fiction, American
  • Politics and literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Literature and society
  • Public welfare
  • Grotesque in literature
  • Welfare state in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American fiction
  • Domestic fiction, American
  • Grotesque in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Politics and literature
  • Public welfare
  • Welfare state in literature
  • United States
Label
Grotesque relations : modernist domestic fiction and the U.S. welfare state, Susan Edmunds
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-251) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "As with a startling picture" : modernism and the domestic sphere -- "For she asks forever only help" : the critique of maternalist reform discourse in Djuna Barnes's Ryder -- Tortured bodies and twisted words : the antidomestic vision of Jean Toomer's Cane -- Freaked : eastern European immigration and the "American home" in Edna Ferber's American beauty -- "Not sentimental" : the double bind of white working-class femininity in Tillie Olsen's Yonnondio -- Siren calls : consumer revolution and the body beautiful in Nathanael West's The day of the locust -- "Not charity yet!" : state-supported capitalism and the secret life of god in Flannery O'Connor's Wise blood
Control code
258378513
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 258 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199713530
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786611718091
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
171809
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)258378513
Label
Grotesque relations : modernist domestic fiction and the U.S. welfare state, Susan Edmunds
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-251) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "As with a startling picture" : modernism and the domestic sphere -- "For she asks forever only help" : the critique of maternalist reform discourse in Djuna Barnes's Ryder -- Tortured bodies and twisted words : the antidomestic vision of Jean Toomer's Cane -- Freaked : eastern European immigration and the "American home" in Edna Ferber's American beauty -- "Not sentimental" : the double bind of white working-class femininity in Tillie Olsen's Yonnondio -- Siren calls : consumer revolution and the body beautiful in Nathanael West's The day of the locust -- "Not charity yet!" : state-supported capitalism and the secret life of god in Flannery O'Connor's Wise blood
Control code
258378513
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 258 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199713530
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786611718091
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
171809
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)258378513

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