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The Resource Reading for realism : the history of a U.S. literary institution, 1850-1910, Nancy Glazener

Reading for realism : the history of a U.S. literary institution, 1850-1910, Nancy Glazener

Label
Reading for realism : the history of a U.S. literary institution, 1850-1910
Title
Reading for realism
Title remainder
the history of a U.S. literary institution, 1850-1910
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Glazener
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Reading for Realism presents a new approach to U.S. literary history that is based on the analysis of dominant reading practices rather than on the production of texts. Nancy Glazener's focus is the realist novel, the most influential literary form of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries - a form she contends was only made possible by changes in the expectations of readers about pleasure and literary value. By tracing readers' collaborations in the production of literary forms, Reading for Realism turns nineteenth-century controversies about the realist, romance, and sentimental novels into episodes in the history of readership. It also shows how works of fiction by Rebecca Harding Davis, Henry James, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and others participated in the debates about literary classification and reading that, in turn, created and shaped their audiences. Combining reception theory with a materialist analysis of the social formations in which realist reading practices circulated, Glazener's study reveals the elitist underpinnings of literary realism. At the book's center is the Atlantic group of magazines, whose influence was part of the cultural machinery of the Northeastern urban bourgeoisie and crucial to the development of literary realism in America. Glazener shows how the promotion of realism by this group of publications also meant a consolidation of privilege - primarily in terms of class, gender, race, and region - for the audience it served. Thus American realism, so often portrayed as a quintessentially populist form, actually served to enforce existing structures of class and power
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Glazener, Nancy
Dewey number
810.9/12
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4877
LC item number
.G49 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New Americanists
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American periodicals
  • Literature and society
  • Realism in the press
Label
Reading for realism : the history of a U.S. literary institution, 1850-1910, Nancy Glazener
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-362) 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
  • 5.
  • Regional Accents
  • Conclusion: The End of the Atlantic Group, 1900-1910
  • App.
  • The Atlantic Group
  • 1.
  • High Realism and Other Bourgeois Institutions
  • 2.
  • "The Grand Reservoir of National Prosperity"
  • 3.
  • Addictive Reading and Professional Authorship
  • 4.
  • The Romantic Revival
Control code
34548721
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 373 pages
Isbn
9780822318804
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96014207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Reading for realism : the history of a U.S. literary institution, 1850-1910, Nancy Glazener
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-362) 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
  • 5.
  • Regional Accents
  • Conclusion: The End of the Atlantic Group, 1900-1910
  • App.
  • The Atlantic Group
  • 1.
  • High Realism and Other Bourgeois Institutions
  • 2.
  • "The Grand Reservoir of National Prosperity"
  • 3.
  • Addictive Reading and Professional Authorship
  • 4.
  • The Romantic Revival
Control code
34548721
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 373 pages
Isbn
9780822318804
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96014207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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