The Resource Fighting words : polemics and social change in literary naturalism, Ira Wells

Fighting words : polemics and social change in literary naturalism, Ira Wells

Label
Fighting words : polemics and social change in literary naturalism
Title
Fighting words
Title remainder
polemics and social change in literary naturalism
Statement of responsibility
Ira Wells
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fighting Words offers an entirely new understanding of what literary naturalism is and why it matters. Ira Wells, countering the standard narrative of literary naturalism's much-touted concern with environmental and philosophical determinism, draws attention to the polemical essence of the genre and demonstrates how literary naturalists engaged instead with explosive political and cultural issues that remain fervently debated today. Naturalist writers, Wells argues in Fighting Words, are united less by a coherent philosophy than by an attitude, a postur
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
810.9/12
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in American literary realism and naturalism
Label
Fighting words : polemics and social change in literary naturalism, Ira Wells
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; Naturalism: A Polemical Introduction; Chapter 1: An Education; Chapter 2: The Polemical Nature of Naturalism in America; Chapter 3: Against the Grain: Ecology, Environmentalism, and Frank Norris's 'The Octopus'; Chapter 4: Crimes of Art and Nature: An American Tragedy and the Problem of Abortion; Chapter 5: "What I Killed for, I Am" : Domestic Terror in Richard Wright's America; Epilogue: Why Norman Mailer Hates Plastic; Notes; Works Consulted; Index
Control code
ocn851316248
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (206 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817386771
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b28799422
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)851316248
  • pebcs0817386777

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