The Gold Standard and the Logic of Naturalism: American Literature at the Turn of the Century

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University of California Press, Apr 21, 1987 - Literary Criticism - 257 pages
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The Gold Standard and the Logic of Naturalism discusses ways of creating value in turn-of-the-century American capitalism. Focusing on such topics as the alienation of property, the invention of masochism, and the battle over free silver, it examines the participation of cultural forms in these phenomena. It imagines a literary history that must at the same time be social, economic, and legal; and it imagines a literature that, to be understood at all, must be understood both as a producer and a product of market capitalism.
 

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Contents

THE WRITERS MARK
1
1 SISTER CARRIES POPULAR ECONOMY
29
THE MAN OF BUSINESS AS A MAN OF LETTERS
59
3 ROMANCE AND REAL ESTATE
85
4 THE PHENOMENOLOGY OF CONTRACT
113
5 THE GOLD STANDARD AND THE LOGIC OF NATURALISM
137
6 CORPORATE FICTION
181
PHOTOGRAPHY AND WRITING
215
Index
245
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Walter Benn Michaels teaches English at Johns Hopkins University.

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