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

Abigail Cheever.

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Author: Cheever, Abigail
Published: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2010.
Topics: 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. | LITERARY CRITICISM - American - General. | LITERARY CRITICISM - Semiotics & Theory.
Regions: United States.
Genres: Electronic books. | Criticism, interpretation, etc. | History. | Electronic books.
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Author: Cheever, Abigail, 1970-
Physical Description: 1 online resource (viii, 312 pages) : illustrations
Includes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780820336015 (electronic bk.)
0820336017 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)
Summary: "Real Phonies examines the twinned phenomena of phoniness and authenticity across the second half of the twentieth century - beginning with adolescents in the 1950s like Holly Golightly and Holden Caulfield, and ending with mid-career professionals in the 1990s, like sports agent Jerry Maguire. Countering the critical assumption that, with the emergence of postmodernity, the ideal of "authentic self" disappeared, Cheever argues that concern with the authenticity of persons proliferated throughout the past half-century despite a significant ambiguity over what that self might look like."--Jacket.
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More Details for: Real phonies : cultures of authenticity