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New Essays on Sister Carrie : American Novel (Paperback) - Donald Pizer

New Essays on Sister Carrie

American Novel (Paperback)

By: Donald Pizer (Editor)

Paperback Published: 9th December 1991
ISBN: 9780521387149
Number Of Pages: 140

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Sister Carrie (1900), Theodore Dreiser's first novel, is one of the seminal works in American literature because of Dreiser's ground-breaking dramatization of the tragic life led by men and women in the modern American city. The introduction by Donald Pizer describes in detail the biographical and historical background of the novel and its critical reputation. The four original essays in the volume not only touch on long-established approaches to Sister Carrie but also reflect a number of the concerns of recent scholarly and critical movements. Each of the essays is a self-standing examination of a major area of interest in the novel, including such topics as the impact of Dreiser's own life on the creation of Carrie and Hurstwood, the relationship of Carrie and the theater, and Dreiser's naturalism and his narrative technique.

Preface
Notes
Introduction
Carrie+s blues
A portrait of the artist as a young actress: the rewards of representation in
Sister Carrie: the city, the self, and the modes of narrative discourse
Who narrates? Dreiser+s presence in Sister Carrie Alan Trachtenberg
Notes
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521387149
ISBN-10: 0521387140
Series: American Novel (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 140
Published: 9th December 1991
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.51 x 14.0  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.2

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