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Author Balkun, Mary McAleer.

Title The American counterfeit [electronic resource] : authenticity and identity in American literature and culture / Mary McAleer Balkun.

Imprint Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xii, 181 p.
Series Studies in American literary realism and naturalism
Studies in American literary realism and naturalism.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-176) and index.
Contents The real, the self, and commodity culture, 1880-1930 -- Whitman's natural history : specimen days and the culture of authenticity -- "I couldn't see no profit in it" : discourses of commoditization and authenticity in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn -- Connoisseurs and counterfeits : Edith Wharton's The house of mirth -- Dressing to kill : desire, race, and authenticity in Nella Larsen's Passing -- A world of wonders : collecting and the authentic self in The great Gatsby.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Counterfeits and counterfeiting in literature.
American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Authenticity (Philosophy) in literature.
Impostors and imposture in literature.
Identity (Psychology) in literature.
Passing (Identity) in literature.
Self in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780817314972 (cloth : alk. paper)
0817314970 (cloth : alk. paper)

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