The aesthetics and politics of the crowd in American literature /

Esteve examines crowd representations in American literature from the antebellum era to the early twentieth century. As a central icon of political and cultural democracy, the crowd occupies a prominent place in the American literary and cultural landscape. Esteve analyses the aesthetic and politica...

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Main Author: Esteve, Mary.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series:Cambridge studies in American literature and culture ; 135.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • When travelers swarm forth: antebellum urban aesthetics and the contours of the political
  • In 'the thick of the stream': Henry James and the public sphere
  • A 'gorgeous neutrality': social justice and Stephen Crane's documentary anaesthetics
  • Vicious gregariousness: white city, the nation form, and the souls of lynched folk
  • A 'moving mosaic': Harlem, primitivism, and Nella Larsen's Quicksand
  • Breaking the waves: mass immigration, trauma, and ethno-political consciousness in Cahan, Yezierska, and Roth.