The fabric of American literary realism : readymade clothing, social mobility, and assimilation /

"This volume traces the connections between the increased economic importance of the garment industry with the advent of a powerful movement towards literary realism in American fiction. This work examines the development of the American ideal from the "homespun" to the "ready ma...

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Main Author: Elahi, Babak, 1965-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2009.
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245 1 4 |a The fabric of American literary realism :  |b readymade clothing, social mobility, and assimilation /  |c Babak Elahi. 
260 |a Jefferson, N.C. :  |b McFarland,  |c c2009. 
300 |a vii, 220 p. ;  |c 23 cm. 
520 |a "This volume traces the connections between the increased economic importance of the garment industry with the advent of a powerful movement towards literary realism in American fiction. This work examines the development of the American ideal from the "homespun" to the "ready made," and explains how that cultural and psychological change appeared in the literature of the nation"--Provided by publisher. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-215) and index. 
505 0 |a Dress in the North American political imagination -- The discourse of dress and literary realism in the United States -- Henry James's old clothes -- From clothing to nothing : annihilating the self in Sister Carrie -- Dress and mobility in The rise of David Levinsky -- The financial and sartorial fictions of Anzia Yezierska -- The clothing of the American frontier, or, How the West was worn in Willa Cather -- Postscript: A scarf, A shawl, un rebozo. 
590 |a August09eng 
650 0 |a American fiction  |y 19th century  |x History and criticism. 
650 0 |a American fiction  |y 20th century  |x History and criticism. 
650 0 |a Clothing and dress in literature. 
650 0 |a Realism in literature. 
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