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Virtues of the Vicious: Jacob Riis, Stephen Crane and the Spectacle of the Slum Keith Gandal

Virtues of the Vicious: Jacob Riis, Stephen Crane and the Spectacle of the Slum

Keith Gandal

Published January 9th 2009
ISBN : 9781280453366
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206 pages
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In this study, Gandal reveals how the slum, in the last decade of the 19th century, became the source of spectacle as never before (in newspapers, documentary accounts, photographs, and literature), and emerged as a subject for aesthetic,MoreIn this study, Gandal reveals how the slum, in the last decade of the 19th century, became the source of spectacle as never before (in newspapers, documentary accounts, photographs, and literature), and emerged as a subject for aesthetic, ethnographic, and psychological description. He argues that the development of these new concepts and styles for representing the urban and largely immigrant poor amounted to a revolution in ethics. The text includes close readings of Jacob Riiss How the Other Half Lives and Stephen Cranes Maggie: A Girl of the Streets.- This book is intended for students and scholars of American Studies and American Literature.