Grotesque relations : modernist domestic fiction and the U.S. welfare state / Susan Edmunds
- Edmunds, Susan, 1961-
- Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
- Physical Description:
- viii, 258 pages ; 25 cm
- Introduction: "As with a startling picture" : modernism and the domestic sphere -- "For she asks forever only help" : the critique of maternalist reform discourse in Djuna Barnes's Ryder -- Tortured bodies and twisted words : the antidomestic vision of Jean Toomer's Cane -- Freaked : eastern European immigration and the "American home" in Edna Ferber's American beauty -- "Not sentimental" : the double bind of white working-class femininity in Tillie Olsen's Yonnondio -- Siren calls : consumer revolution and the body beautiful in Nathanael West's The day of the locust -- "Not charity yet!" : state-supported capitalism and the secret life of god in Flannery O'Connor's Wise blood.
- American fiction—20th century—History and criticism
- Domestic fiction, American—History and criticism
- Politics and literature—United States—History—20th century
- Modernism (Literature)—United States
- Literature and society—United States—History—20th century
- Public welfare—United States—History—20th century
- Grotesque in literature
- Welfare state in literature
- 9780195338539 (cloth : alk. paper)
0195338537 (cloth : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -251) and index.
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