Suburban Plots: Men at Home in Nineteenth-Century American Print Culture - Studies in Print Culture and History of the Book (Paperback)Maura D'Amore (author)
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In Suburban Plots, Maura D'Amore explores how Henry David Thoreau, Henry Ward Beecher, Donald Grant Mitchell, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Nathaniel Parker Willis, and others utilised the pen to plot opportunities for a new sort of male agency grounded, literarily and spatially, in a suburbanised domestic landscape. D'Amore uncovers surprising narratives that do not fit easily into standard critical accounts of midcentury home life. Taking men out of work spaces and locating them in the domestic sphere, these writers were involved in a complex process of portraying men struggling to fulfill fantasies outside of their professional lives, in newly emerging communities. These representations established the groundwork for popular conceptions of suburban domestic life that remain today.
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
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