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Author Cheever, Abigail, 1970-

Title Real phonies : cultures of authenticity in post-World War II America / Abigail Cheever

Publ Info Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  PS228.S36 C48 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  PS228 S36 C48 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript viii, 312 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-296) and index
Contents Introduction: "Individuality in name only" -- Postwar teenagers and the attitude of authenticity -- From madness to the Prozac Americans -- "They didn't do it for thrills": serial killing and the problem of motive -- Assimilation, authenticity, and "natural Jewishness" -- "The man he almost is": performativity and the corporate narrative -- Conclusion: "Collage is the art form of the twentieth century"
LC subject American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Self in literature
Authenticity (Philosophy) in literature
Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Identity (Psychology) in literature
Identity (Psychology) in motion pictures
Agent (Philosophy) in literature
ISBN 9780820334295 (pbk.)
0820334294 (pbk.)
9780820332833 (alk. paper)
0820332836 (alk. paper)