Class and Sex in American Fiction: From Casual Laborers to Accidental Desires

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950
Pages73-90
Number of pages18
DOIs
StatePublished - May 5 2009

Keywords

  • American realism - moral and aesthetic program as an assault on romantic illusions
  • Anderson's book - withholding judgment on sexual predilections of its characters
  • Class and sex in American fiction - from casual laborers to accidental desires
  • Extramarital dalliance - unprecedented rise in income and status
  • Modern American novelists - process of redefinition/preservation of inherited assumptions
  • Pluralism - tempered by strong conviction of divide between normal and aberrant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (all)

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