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Playing Smart : New York Women Writers and Modern Magazine Culture.

Author/Creator:
Keyser, Catherine.
Publication:
Piscataway : Rutgers University Press, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (241 pages)
Series:
The American Literatures Initiative Ser.
The American Literatures Initiative Ser.
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Subjects:
American literature -- Women authors -.
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Electronic books.
Summary:
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 homage to their literary genius.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 - Thoroughly Modern Millay and Her Middlebrow Masquerades
2 - "This Unfortunate Exterior": Dorothy Parker, the Female Body, and Strategic Doubling
3 - "First Aid to Laughter": Jessie Fauset and the Racial Politics of Smartness
4 - The Indestructible Glamour Girl: Dawn Powell, Celebrity, and Counterpublics
5 - "Scratch a Socialist and You Find a Snob": Mary McCarthy, Irony, and Politics
Conclusion
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index
About the Author.
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Print version: Keyser, Catherine Playing Smart
ISBN:
9780813551111
9780813547862
OCLC:
774279007