Creating Realities

Business as a Motif in American Fiction, 1865-1929
transcript Verlag
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen im März 2019
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 256 Seiten
978-3-8376-4799-0 (ISBN)
Business is woven into the very fabric of American life, yet rarely surfaces in the nation's literary history. Even in novels about business, it proves an elusive motif that fails to mirror actual business organizations.
This book argues that literary representations of business remain ineffable because business serves potential aesthetic functions, subtly yet meaningfully impacting readers. Exploring the complex representation of business in realist, naturalist and modernist works, Erhan Simsek reveals these functions by analyzing how the motif intertwines with social developments, literary movements and author biographies. He thus illuminates the motif itself while highlighting the utility of a focus on the changing functions of literature.
  • Englisch
  • Bielefeld
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  • Deutschland
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Broschur/Paperback
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  • Klebebindung
  • Höhe: 227 mm
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  • Breite: 151 mm
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  • Dicke: 20 mm
  • 406 gr
978-3-8376-4799-0 (9783837647990)
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Erhan Simsek (Dr.) teaches at Bielefeld University. His research interests include American literature, literary theory, and composition studies.

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