The Cambridge Companion to Theodore Dreiser by Leonard CassutoThe Cambridge Companion to Theodore Dreiser by Leonard Cassuto

The Cambridge Companion to Theodore Dreiser

EditorLeonard Cassuto, Clare Virginia Eby

Paperback | March 15, 2004

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This Companion provides fresh perspectives on the frequently read Dreiser classics, Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy, as well as on topics of perennial interest, which include Dreiser's representation of the city and his prose style. The volume investigates his representation of masculinity and femininity, and his treatment of ethnicity, among other topics.
Title:The Cambridge Companion to Theodore DreiserFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:March 15, 2004Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521894654

ISBN - 13:9780521894654

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Chronology; Part I. Background and Contexts: 1. Dreiser and the profession of authorship James L. W. West III; 2. Dreiser and the uses of biography Thomas P. Riggio; 3. Dreiser's style Paul Giles; 4. Dreiser and the history of American longing Jackson Lears; Part II. Dreiser and his Culture: 5. The matter of Dreiser's modernity Bill Brown; 6. Dreiser, class, and the home Catherine Jurca; 7. Dreiser and the ideology of upward mobility Bruce Robbins; 8. Dreiser, art, and the museum Miles Orvell; 9. Dreiser and women Clare Virginia Eby; 10. Sister Carrie, race, and the World's Columbian Exposition Christopher Gair; 11. Dreiser's sociological vision Priscilla Wald; 12. Dreiser and crime Leonard Cassuto.

Editorial Reviews

"...The Cambridge Companion to Theodore Dreiser is a model of scholarly writing intended for a wide audience...This new collection is important because it adds to the "lenses" we can use to view Dreiser's work and because Dreiser remains essential to the fields of American literature and culture." - American Literary Realism, Nancy Warner Barrineau, University of North Carolina at Pembroke