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Freak Shows and the Modern American Imagination : Constructing the Damaged Body from Willa Cather to Truman Capote, Paperback / softback Book

Freak Shows and the Modern American Imagination : Constructing the Damaged Body from Willa Cather to Truman Capote Paperback / softback

Part of the American Literature Readings in the 21st Century series

Description

This book examines the artistic use of freak shows between 1900-1950.

During this period, the freak show shifted from a highly popular and profitable form of entertainment to a reviled one.

But why? And how does this response reflect larger social changes in the United States at the time?

Fahy examines this change and how artists responded.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 192 pages, X, 192 p.
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9780230120983

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