Psychological politics of the American dream: the commodification of subjectivity in twentieth-century American Literature
Creators:Tyson, Lois, 1950-
Subjects (LCSH):American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Politics and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Subjectivity in literature
Psychology in literature
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Publisher:The Ohio State University Press
Series/Report no.:Theory and interpretation of narrative series
(print) ix, 169 p. ; 24 cm
Acknowledgments ix -- Introduction : Subjectivity, Psychological Politics, and the American Dream 1 -- 1. Woman as Fetish : Self-Reification and the Aesthetic Commodity in Edith Wharton's House of Mirth 17 -- 2. The Romance of the Commodity : The Cancellation of Identity in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby 40 -- 3. The Commodity Comes Home to Roost : Repression, Regression, and Death in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman 63 -- 4. Subject as Commodity Sign : Existential Inferiority on Trial in Thomas Pynchon's Crying of Lot 49 87 -- 5. Beyond Being and Nothingness : The Corporate Commodity in Joseph Heller's Something Happened 116 -- Conclusion : Commodity Psychology in American Literature and Culture 139 -- Notes 151 -- Bibliography 157 -- Index 167
Other Identifiers:OCLC #28799269 (print)
LCCN 93034069 (print)
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