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Published: 24 December 2019

256 Pages | 6 Illustrations


ISBN: 9780198849872

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Modern Sentimentalism

Affect, Irony, and Female Authorship in Interwar America

Lisa Mendelman

Oxford Studies in American Literary History

  • Introduces and theorizes a new category of twentieth-century literature, 'modern sentimentalism'
  • Includes extensive period writing about five cultural icons of femininity and theorizes the nature of their complex sentimentality
  • Draws on period journalism, legal briefs, scientific treatises, and unpublished as well as published authorial material such as letters, reviews, and essays