The Sentimental Touch: The Language of Feeling in the Age of Managerialism
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Examines emotion in American literature between 1850 and 1940-when sentimental literature seemed to fade from the cultural landscape and managerial bureaucracies began to dominate American culture. Offers readings of novels by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain, Sherwood Anderson, Nathanael West, and David Foster Wallace.