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Published by Routledge in London, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Working class in literature,
  • American Working class writings,
  • Working class,
  • Social classes in literature,
  • Intellectual life,
  • History and criticism,
  • American literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Michelle M. Tokarczyk
SeriesRoutledge studies in twentieth-century literature -- 20
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS228.L33 C65 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 249 p. :
Number of Pages249
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25537005M
ISBN 100415885469
ISBN 109780415885461
LC Control Number2010052682
OCLC/WorldCa617637770

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  This book is one of the first collections on a neglected field in American literature: that written by and about the working-class. Examining literature from the s to the present, contributors use a wide variety of critical approaches, expanding readers’ understanding of the critical lenses that can be applied to working-class by: 1. Critical Approaches to American Working-Class Literature book. Critical Approaches to American Working-Class Literature book. Edited By Michelle Tokarczyk. Edition 1st Edition. First Published eBook Published 29 March Pub. location New York. Imprint : Matthew Brophy. This book is one of the first collections on a neglected field in American literature: that written by and about the working-class. Examining literature from the s to the present, contributors use a wide variety of critical approaches, expanding readers' understanding of the critical lenses that can be applied to working-class literature. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xv, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm. Contents: Introduction --The realities of working-class n the outhouse and the garbage dump: locating collapse in depression literature / Paula Rabinowitz --Work is a war or, all their lives they dug their graves / Renny Christopher --Respectability.

Michelle M. Tokarczyk (ed.), Critical Approaches to American Working-Class Literature (New York and London: Routledge, , $). Pp. xv + isbn 0 1. - Volume 48 Issue 1 - DAVID BUCHANANAuthor: David Buchanan. Critical Approaches to American Working-Class Literature Edited by Michelle zyk Routledge 5 Charlotte Simmons as Working-Class Heroine in Tom Wolfe's I Am Charlotte Simmons 87 DAVID McCRACKEN. x Contents 6 (Un)teaching the Anthology: Pedagogy versus Canon in Working-Class Literature NICHOLAS COLES PART III The Experience of. Rev. of Critical Approaches to American Working-Class Literature ed. Michelle M. Tokarczyk.   Janet Zandy, Paul Lauter, Renny Christopher and Carolyn Whitson, and William DeGenaro, among others, have identified qualities that make texts working class: a focus on work, accurate representation of the material and social conditions of working-class life, validation of working-class culture, resistance to existing power structures, rejection or critique of the standard middle-class .

Ranging from early colonial times to the present, American Working-Class Literature presents more than literary texts that exemplify this tradition. It demonstrates how American working people live, labor, struggle, express themselves, and give meaning to . Critical Approaches to Literature Plain text version of this document. Described below are nine common critical approaches to the literature. Quotations are from X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia’s Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama, Sixth Edition (New York: HarperCollins, ), pages Critical Approaches to American Working-Class Literature is the first anthology to focus on literary criticism of working-class American literature. The literature examined is from the s to the present and includes work in several genres. The book is enhanced by an editors' introduction, section introductions, and individual head notes for each selection that provide biographical and historical context. A timeline of working-class 5/5(1).