Playing Smart [electronic resource] : New York Women Writers and Modern Magazine Culture / Catherine Keyser.
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- New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 2010.
1 online resource (241 p.)
- Modernism (Literature) -- United States.
Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
American periodicals -- History -- 20th century.
Journalism and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
- Electronic books.
- Edna St. Vincent Millay, Dorothy Parker, Anita Loos, Lois Long, Jessie Fauset, Dawn Powell, Mary McCarthy, and others imagined New York as a place where they could claim professional status, define urban independence, and shrug off confining feminine roles. Their fiction raised questions about what it meant to be a woman in the public eye, how gender roles would change because men and women were working together, and how the growth of the magazine industry would affect women's relationships to their bodies and minds. Playing Smart celebrates their causes and careers and pays hom
Thoroughly modern Millay and her middlebrow masquerades
"This unfortunate exterior": Dorothy Parker, the female body, and strategic doubling
"First aid to laughter": Jessie Fauset and the racial politics of smartness
The indestructible glamour girl: Dawn Powell, celebrity, and counterpublics
"Scratch a socialist and you find a snob": Mary McCarthy, irony, and politics
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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