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Vital Contact - a book by Chura, Patrick

Vital Contact

Downclassing Journeys in American Literature from Melville to Richard Wright

Vital Contact( )
Author: Chura, Patrick
Series title:Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory Ser.
ISBN:978-0-415-86950-8
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Routledge
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $48.95
Book Description:

The book analyzes American literature about middle or upper class characters who voluntarily descend the class ranks to experience "vital contact" by living or associating, temporarily, with the poor. The motivations of these characters--and historical figures such as John Reed and Walter Wyckoff--range from straightforward bohemian slumming among the "exotics" to more complex and psychologically wrought investigations of cross-class empathy. The study begins by charting downclasing...
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Pages:250
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / American / General
Literary Criticism / Subjects & Themes / General
Literary Criticism / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 Inches
Book Weight:0.83 Pounds

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