New PDF release: Representations of Childhood in American Modernism

By Michelle H. Phillips

ISBN-10: 113750806X

ISBN-13: 9781137508065

This e-book files American modernism’s efforts to disenchant grownup and baby readers alike of the essentialist view of youth as redemptive, originary, and common. For James, Barnes, Du Bois, and Stein, the 20th century’s stream to place the kid on the middle of the self and society raised issues in regards to the shrinking worth of adulthood and brought on a severe reaction that imagined adolescence and children’s narratives in methods nearly hostile to either. during this unique examine, Michelle H. Phillips argues that American modernism’s frequent critique of formative years resulted in many of the period’s such a lot significant and such a lot misunderstood experiments with interiority, narration, and children’s literature.

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