Freak Shows and the Modern American Imagination
Constructing the Damaged Body from Willa Cather to Truman Capote annotated edition
By (author) Thomas Fahy
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Freak Shows and the Modern American Imagination by Thomas Fahy
Book DescriptionThis book examines the artistic use of freak shows between 1900-1950. During this period, the freak show shifted from a highly popular and profitable form of entertainment to a reviled one. But why? And how does this response reflect larger social changes in the United States at the time? Fahy examines this change and how artists responded.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403974037
(216mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 27-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Thomas Fahy
Freak Shows and the Modern American Imagination, Paperback (December 2011)
Delves into the cultural history of the freak show and offers nuanced context within the larger social changes in the United States. Reveals disturbing truths about early twentieth-century prejudices and opens a space for exploring the profound social impact of contemporary events.
Staging Modern American Life, Hardback (October 2011)
Thomas Fahy examines the integration of and challenges to popular culture found in the theatrical works of Millay, Cummings, and Dos Passos, which have largely been marginalized in discussions of theatre history and literary studies, despite offering a hybrid theatre that integrates popular with formal, and mainstream with experimental
Captive Audience, Paperback (November 2003)» View all books by Thomas Fahy
Beginning with a brief essay by internationally renowned playwright Harold Pinter, 'Captive Audience' examines the social, gendered, ethnic and cultural problems of incarceration as explored in contemporary theatre.
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Author Biography - Thomas Fahy
THOMAS FAHY Professor of English and Director of the American Studies Program at Long Island University, USA, C.W. Post Campus. He is the author of Staging Modern American Life (Palgrave), as well as three novels. He is also the editor of several collections, including The Philosophy of Horror; Considering Aaron Sorkin; Considering David Chase; and Peering Behind the Curtain: Disability, Illness, and the Extraordinary Body in Contemporary Theatre.
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