The American counterfeit : authenticity and identity in American literature and culture /

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Main Author: Balkun, Mary McAleer.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2006]
Series:Studies in American literary realism and naturalism.
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Table of Contents:
  • The real, the self, and commodity culture, 1880-1930
  • Whitman's natural history : specimen days and the culture of authenticity
  • "I couldn't see no profit in it" : discourses of commoditization and authenticity in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Connoisseurs and counterfeits : Edith Wharton's The house of mirth
  • Dressing to kill : desire, race, and authenticity in Nella Larsen's Passing
  • A world of wonders : collecting and the authentic self in The great Gatsby.