Memorial Boxes and Guarded Interiors

Memorial Boxes and Guarded Interiors In Edith Wharton S Works, References To Architecture, Interior Decoration, Painting, Sculpture, And Fashion Abound As These Essays Demonstrate, Art And Objects Are For Wharton Evidence Of Cultural Belief And Reflect The Values, Assumptions, And Customs Of The Burgeoning Consumer Culture In Which She Lived And About Which She Wrote Further, Her Meditations About Issues Of Architecture, Design, And Decoration Serve As Important Commentaries On Her Vision Of The Literary Arts In The Decoration Of Houses She Notes That Furniture And Bric A Brac Are Often Crowded Into A Room In Order To Compensate For A Lack Of Architectural Composition In The Treatment Of The Walls, And That Unless An Ornamental Object Adequately Expresses An Artistic Conception It Is Better Removed From The Room These Aesthetic Standards Apply Equally To Her Construction Of Narratives And Are Evidence Of A Sensibility That Counters Typical Understandings Of Wharton As A Novelist Of Manners And Place Her Instead As An Important Figure In The Development Of American Literary Modernism Essays In This Collection Address Issues Such As Parallels Between Her Characters And The Houses They Occupy Dress As A Metaphor For The Flux Of Critical Fashion The Marketing Of Wharton S Work To A Growing Female Readership Her Relationship To Mass Culture Industries Such As Advertising, Theater, And Cinema The Tableaux Vivant Both As Set Piece And As Fictional Strategy The Representation Of Female Bodies As Objets D Art And Her Characters Attempts At Self Definition Through The Acquisition And Consumption Of Material Goods All Of Wharton S Major Novels The House Of Mirth, The Fruit Of The Tree, Ethan Frome, The Custom Of The Country, Summer, The Age Of Innocence, And Twilight Sleep As Well As Her Short Stories, Criticism, And Essays Are Explored Gary Totten Is Assistant Professor Of English At North Dakota State University His Essays On Wharton And Her Contemporaries Have Appeared In American Indian Quarterly, American Literary Realism, College Literature, Dreiser Studies, And MELUS

Edith Newbold Jones was born into such wealth and privilege that her family inspired the phrase keeping up with the Joneses The youngest of three children, Edith spent her early years touring Europe with her parents and, upon the family s return to the United States, enjoyed a privileged childhood in New York and Newport, Rhode Island Edith s creativity and talent soon became obvious By the a

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  • 328 pages
  • Memorial Boxes and Guarded Interiors
  • Edith Wharton
  • 21 March 2019
  • 9780817388829

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