The Leisure Ethic: Work and Play in American Literature, 1840-1940

 Taschenbuch
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ISBN-13:
9780804734349
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.01.1999
Seiten:
468
Autor:
William a. Gleason
Gewicht:
630 g
Format:
230x153x25 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Introduction; Part I. Escape, Evasion, Ambivalence: 1. Re-creating Walden: Thoureau's economy of work and play; 2. Old ways, new ways: anxiety and identity in Roughing It and Life on the Missisippi; Part II. Alternative Articulations: 3. Frontier Fairy Tales: Cahan, Rolvaag, and the resistance to play progressivism; 4. 'Find their Place and Fall in Line': the revisioning of women's work in Herland and Emma McChesney & Co.; Part III. Whose Golden Age?: 5. 'An ideal body to be lived up to': play, display, and the self in The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man and The Great Gatsby; 6. Public space, private lives: recreation and re-creation in An American Tragedy and Native Son; 7. Southern Counterpoint: bodily control and the 'problem' of leisure in Sanctuary and Their Eyes Were Watching God; Afterword; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
This literary and cultural history of the rise of modern leisure shows how American writers from Henry David Thoreau to Zora Neale Hurston both responded to and helped shape19th- and early-20th-century ideas of work and play.

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