New Books by CWEWh Volume Editors: Pain and the Aesthetics of US Literary Realism by Cynthia J. Davis

Cynthia Davis is the CWEWh Volume Editor for Volume 27, Life Writings

Pain and the Aesthetics of US Literary Realism

Cynthia J. Davis

  • An original study of the vital role that pain plays in US literary realism
  • Pays fresh attention to the ongoing cultural pursuit of painlessness as a critical chapter of the literary history of this period
  • Highlights the realist aesthetic priorities shared by William Dean Howells, Henry James, Edith Wharton, Mark Twain, and Charles Chesnutt

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