The Resource A sense of things : the object matter of American literature, Bill Brown

A sense of things : the object matter of American literature, Bill Brown

Label
A sense of things : the object matter of American literature
Title
A sense of things
Title remainder
the object matter of American literature
Statement of responsibility
Bill Brown
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Brown's new study explores the roots of modern America's fascination with things and the problem that objects posed for American literature at the turn of the century. This was an era when the invention, production, distribution, and consumption of things suddenly came to define a national culture. Brown shows how crucial novels of the time made things not a solution to problems, but problems in their own right. Writers such as Mark Twain, Frank Norris, Sarah Orne Jewett, and Henry James ask why and how we use objects to make meaning, to make or remake ourselves, to organize our anxieties and affections, to sublimate our fears, and to shape our wildest dreams. Offering a remarkably new way to think about materialism. A Sense of Things will be essential reading for anyone interested in American literature and culture."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Bill
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.M39
LC item number
B76 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Material culture in literature
  • Economics and literature
  • Material culture
  • Production (Economic theory) in literature
  • Consumption (Economics) in literature
  • Possessiveness in literature
  • Fictie
  • Letterkunde
  • Literatuurkritiek
  • Materiële cultuur
  • Roman américain
  • Culture matérielle dans la littérature
  • Économie politique et littérature
  • Culture matérielle
  • Production dans la littérature
  • Consommation (Économie politique) dans la littérature
  • Possessivité dans la littérature
  • Letterkunde
  • Fictie
  • Literatuurkritiek
  • Materiële cultuur
  • Literatur
  • Objekt (Philosophie)
  • Sachkultur
  • Konsum
  • Roman
  • Roman
  • American fiction
  • Material culture in literature
  • Economics and literature
  • Material culture
  • Possessiveness in literature
  • Consumption (Economics) in literature
  • Production (Economic theory) in literature
  • Besitz <Motiv>
  • Verbrauch <Motiv>
  • Objekt <Philosophie>
  • Literatur
  • Materialismus
  • American fiction
  • Consumption (Economics) in literature
  • Economics and literature
  • Material culture
  • Material culture in literature
  • Possessiveness in literature
  • Production (Economic theory) in literature
  • USA
  • USA
  • United States
Label
A sense of things : the object matter of American literature, Bill Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The idea of things and the ideas in them -- The tyranny of things -- The nature of things -- Regional artifacts -- The decoration of houses -- The death and life of things : modernity and modernism
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780226076287
Lccn
2002010611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50234957
  • (OCoLC)ocm50234957
Label
A sense of things : the object matter of American literature, Bill Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The idea of things and the ideas in them -- The tyranny of things -- The nature of things -- Regional artifacts -- The decoration of houses -- The death and life of things : modernity and modernism
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780226076287
Lccn
2002010611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50234957
  • (OCoLC)ocm50234957

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