Sense of Things The Object Matter of American Literature

ISBN-10: 0226076296
ISBN-13: 9780226076294
Edition: 2003
Authors: Bill Brown
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Description: Bill 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.

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Bill 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.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Idea of Things and the Ideas in Them
The Tyranny of Things Fetishisms Object Lessons A Trivial Thing Democratic Objects
The Nature of Things Iteration Creatures of Habit Possession The Miracle of History Misuse Value
Regional Artifacts Natural Histories Life-Groups and the Cultural Thing Material History "A Kind of Fetichism" Waste Matter Modernist Archeology
The Decoration of Houses Deacute;cor The Novel Deacute;meubleacute; Reification as Utopia Things to Think With Golden Bowls Coda: The Death and Life of Things: Modernity and Modernism
Notes
Index

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