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Lundblad, Michael
The birth of a jungle : animality in progressive-era U.S. literature and culture / Michael Lundblad
Alternate Title Animality in progressive-era U.S. literature and culture
New York : Oxford University Press, c2013
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 4th Floor  PS228.A54 L87 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Animals in literature
Human-animal relationships in literature
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Physical Description xi, 218 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [189]-204) and index
Contents Introduction: the nature of the beast in U.S. culture -- Epistemology of the jungle -- Progressive-Era sexuality and the nature of the beast in Henry James -- Between species: queering the wolf in Jack London -- Survival of the fittest market. The octopus and The corporation: monstrous animality in Norris, Spencer, and Carnegie -- The working-class beast: Frank Norris and Upton Sinclair -- The evolution of race. Archaeology of a humane society: animality, savagery, blackness -- Black savage, white animal: Tarzan's American jungle -- Epilogue -- Animal legacies: William Jennings Bryan and the Scopes "Monkey Trial"

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