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Ethnic Modernism

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$26.00 • £20.95 • €23.50

ISBN 9780674030916

Publication Date: 11/30/2008


336 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Gertrude Stein and “Negro Sunshine”
  • 3. Ethnic Lives and Lifelets
  • 4. Ethnic Themes, Modern Themes
  • 5. Mary Antin: Progressive Optimism against Odds
  • 6. Who is “American”?
  • 7. American Languages
  • 8. “All the past we leave behind”? Ole E. Rølvaag and the Immigrant Trilogy
  • 9. Modernism, Ethnic Labeling, and the Quest for Wholeness: Jean Toomer’s New American Race
  • 10. Freud, Marx, Hard-Boiled
  • 11. Hemingway Spoken Here
  • 12. Henry Roth: Ethnicity, Modernity, and Modernism
  • 13. Brrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinng! The Clock, the Salesman, and the Breast
  • 14. Immigrant Literature and Totalitarianism
  • 15. Was Modernism Antitotalitarian?
  • 16. Facing the Extreme
  • 17. Grand Central Terminal
  • Chronology
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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