Class Representation in Modern Fiction and Film

  • Authors
  • Keith¬†Gandal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Keith Gandal
      Pages 1-23
  3. Slumming Drama

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Keith Gandal
      Pages 27-44
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      Pages 45-91
  4. Class and Status Trauma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Keith Gandal
      Pages 95-119
    3. Keith Gandal
      Pages 121-152
  5. Slumming Trauma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Keith Gandal
      Pages 155-167
    3. Keith Gandal
      Pages 169-192
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 193-226

About this book


A fresh exploration of the representation of poverty and class in American literature and film, through the juxtaposition of films, writings and the unusual lives of Zora Neale Hurston, Stephen Crane, Henry Miller and Michel Foucault. The book argues for Hurston's centrality, not merely to the African-American canon, but to the American tradition.


America Amerikanische Literatur culture drama fiction film Hollywood Tradition

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