By David Seed
Via a wide-ranging sequence of essays and appropriate readings, A spouse to Twentieth-Century usa Fiction offers an summary of yankee fiction released because the end of the 1st international War. * contains a wide-ranging sequence of essays via American, British, and ecu experts in numerous literary fields* Written in an approachable and available variety* Covers either vintage literary figures and modern novelists* presents large feedback for additional interpreting on the finish of every essay
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In the early stages of the novel he introduces a bewildering number of characters, some of whom will emerge as primary actors and some of whom will never reappear. In the text, the New York theatrical world images the city’s unique fascination. But a pervasive corruption underlies this surface excitement, a corruption that infects the novel’s female protagonist, Ellen Thatcher, and from which her male counterpart, Jimmy Herf, ultimately flees. Dos Passos incorporates the metaphor of fire to symbolize a distinctly urban corruption that destroys, but does not purify or redeem.
The long fictional sections narrate the loosely interconnected lives of a distinctly twentieth-century set of characters, including an itinerant worker, an advertising executive, a Hollywood actress, and a radical social worker. The biographies, of real people including Thomas Edison, Theodore Roosevelt, Eugene Debs, and Henry Ford, are works of popular history, often detailing the tragedies and failed promises of historical change. The “Newsreels” are collages of newspaper headlines, advertisements, popular songs, representing a kind of mass chorus of noise surrounding the passage of historical time.
In this deeply complex historical vision (which anticipates current efforts to reconceptualize American history as a story of transatlantic contact), English settlement not only figures as less central to American history, but as a culturally repressive influence that has hindered the development of a uniquely American voice. But for others, history hardly mattered. S. entered the conflict) as beyond the struggles of the Old World. In the rising global capital of New York, as elsewhere around the world, it was possible to see America as nothing less than the home of the future: an amalgamation of races and nationalities living in a mechanized paradise of automobiles, airplanes, electricity, motion pictures, and stock ticker tape.