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Allred, Jeff, 1972-
American modernism and depression documentary / Jeff Allred
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2010
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 4th Floor  PS228.P48 A45 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Documentary photography -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Modernism (Literature) -- United States
Literature and photography -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Photography -- Political aspects -- United States
Subject Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987. You have seen their faces
Agee, James, 1909-1955. Let us now praise famous men
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960. 12 million black voices
Physical Description viii, 272 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-257) and index
Contents Introduction: Plausible fictions of the real -- From 'culture' to 'cultural work': literature and labor between the wars -- The road to somewhere: locating knowledge in Erskine Caldwell and Margaret Bourke-White's You have seen their faces (1937) -- Moving violations: stasis and mobility in James Agee's and Walker Evans's Let us now praise famous men (1941) -- From eye to we: Richard Wright's 12 million black voices (1941), documentary, and pedagogy -- 'We Americans': Henry Luce, life, and the mind-guided camera -- Epilogue: depression documentary and the knot of history

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