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By Phillip Barrish

concentrating on key works of overdue 19th- and early twentieth-century American literary realism, Phillip Barrish lines the emergence of recent methods of gaining highbrow status - that's, new methods of gaining cultural attractiveness as surprisingly clever, delicate or perhaps clever. via prolonged readings of works by means of Henry James, William Dean Howells, Abraham Cahan and Edith Wharton, Barrish emphasises the variations among literary realist modes of highbrow and cultural authority and people linked to the increase of the social sciences. In doing so, he significantly refines our figuring out of the advanced courting among realist writing and masculinity. Barrish additional argues that figuring out the dynamics of highbrow prestige in realist literature offers new analytic buy on highbrow status in contemporary serious conception. the following he specializes in such figures as Lionel Trilling, Paul de guy, John Guillory and Judith Butler.

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