The Cambridge Companion to Theodore Dreiser (Cambridge by Leonard Cassuto,Clare Virginia Eby

By Leonard Cassuto,Clare Virginia Eby

Theodore Dreiser is likely one of the such a lot penetrating observers of the best interval of social swap the USA ever observed. Writing as the US emerged because the world's wealthiest country, Dreiser chronicled commercial and fiscal transformation and the delivery of consumerism with an unrivaled blend of element, sympathy, and gear. The especially commissioned essays gathered during this quantity are written via a number one workforce of students of yank literature and tradition. They identify parameters for either scholarly and school room dialogue of Dreiser. This spouse offers clean views at the often learn classics, Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy, in addition to on issues of perennial curiosity, reminiscent of Dreiser's illustration of town and his prose variety. the amount investigates issues similar to his illustration of masculinity and femininity, and his remedy of ethnicity. it's the such a lot entire advent to Dreiser's paintings available.

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