Transforming American Realism: Working-Class Women Writers of the Twentieth Century

Transforming American Realism Working Class Women Writers of the Twentieth Century At the turn of the twentieth century realism meant drunken laborers participating in sordid sex and violent acts As the century progressed however the workers seized the pen and forcibly changed th

  • Title: Transforming American Realism: Working-Class Women Writers of the Twentieth Century
  • Author: Lisa Orr
  • ISBN: 9780761836117
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Paperback
  • At the turn of the twentieth century, realism meant drunken laborers participating in sordid sex and violent acts As the century progressed, however, the workers seized the pen and forcibly changed the genre When today s critics label realism a reactionary attempt to squelch social change, they ignore how working class writers transformed it to fit their own interests IAt the turn of the twentieth century, realism meant drunken laborers participating in sordid sex and violent acts As the century progressed, however, the workers seized the pen and forcibly changed the genre When today s critics label realism a reactionary attempt to squelch social change, they ignore how working class writers transformed it to fit their own interests In doing so, they altered the course of American realism Working class women bent to their own purposes several variants of realism, including naturalism, proletarian realism, and magic realism From the 1903 best seller by two socialites who posed as factory girls and wrote about their experiences, to the depression era authors who tried to include women in the proletariat by writing about sex, to the later writers who incorporated their cultural heritage to create precursors of magic realism, the rise of working class fiction has helped realism remain fresh, relevant, and lucrative.

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