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The Story Less Told: Representations in the Inter-War Years of the American White Working Class by Four Female Authors

Harper, Paul Terence (2017) The Story Less Told: Representations in the Inter-War Years of the American White Working Class by Four Female Authors. Masters thesis, University of Essex.

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Abstract

This thesis will study novels written in the interwar years by four female authors: Anzia Yezierska, Fielding Burke, Grace Lumpkin, and Myra Page. While a general overview of these authors’ biographies, writing styles, themes, and approaches to issues surrounding race and religion will be provided, the thesis’ main focuses are as follows: studying the way in which the authors treat gender through their representation of working-class women; exploring the interaction between art and propaganda in their novels; and considering the extent to which their backgrounds and life experiences influence their writing.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, Department of
Depositing User: Paul Harper
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2017 12:10
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2017 12:10
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/19436

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