The Literature of Labor and the Labors of Literature: Allegory in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction Cindy Weinstein

ISBN: 9780521054584

Published: February 1st 2008

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284 pages


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The Literature of Labor and the Labors of Literature: Allegory in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction  by  Cindy Weinstein

The Literature of Labor and the Labors of Literature: Allegory in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction by Cindy Weinstein
February 1st 2008 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 284 pages | ISBN: 9780521054584 | 10.72 Mb

This book juxtaposes representations of labor in fictional texts with representations of labor in nonfictional texts in order to trace the intersections between aesthetic and economic discourse in nineteenth-century America. This intersection isMoreThis book juxtaposes representations of labor in fictional texts with representations of labor in nonfictional texts in order to trace the intersections between aesthetic and economic discourse in nineteenth-century America. This intersection is particularly evident in the debates about symbol and allegory, and Cindy Weinstein contends that allegory during this period was critiqued on precisely the same grounds as mechanized labor.

In the course of completing a historical investigation, Weinstein revolutionizes the notion of allegorical narrative, which is exposed as a literary medium of greater depth and consequence than has previously been implied.



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