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Author:
Bill Brown
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978-0226076294
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0226076296
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University of Chicago Press; 2nd edition (December 1, 2004)
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A Sense of Things: The O. .has been added to your Cart. Brown's captivating new study explores the roots of modern America's fascination with things and the problem that objects posed for American literature at the turn of the century.

A Sense of Things: The O. This was an era when the invention, production, distribution, and consumption of things suddenly came to define a national culture. Brown shows how crucial novels of the time made things not a solution to problems, but problems in their own right.

Bill Brown has given us an artful book about the tricks that history plays on our soulful views of things, and it is an.A Sense of Things is a truly remarkable book-that rare thing, a conceptually innovative scholarly work that non-specialists will learn from and, more than that, enjoy.

Bill Brown has given us an artful book about the tricks that history plays on our soulful views of things, and it is an American book, extending in ways wondrous and wise where the great European theorists of the fetish and the arcades left off. This is genuinely new thought. Beautifully written, it uncovers the depths of America’s ambivalent love affair with things; America’s fear of being possessed by the things it possesses; its will to find ideas in things; and its will, no less strong, to take those ideas out again.

It is the story of Americans using things to think about themselves.

For Bill Brown, the tale of that possession is something stranger than the history of a culture of consumption. It is the story of Americans using things to think about themselves. This was an era when the invention, production, distribution, and consumption of things suddenly came to define a national culture

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Bill Brown is the Karla Scherer Distinguished Service Professor in American Culture at the University of Chicago and a.

He is the author of several books, including A Sense of Things: The Object Matter of American Literature, also published by the University of Chicago Press. Printed in the United States of America 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15. 1 2 3 4 5.

His books include "A Sense of Things: The Object Matter of American Literature" (2003)

His books include "A Sense of Things: The Object Matter of American Literature" (2003). Bill Brown: Well, you know, I have to say that I continue to read, with enormous pleasure, Don DeLillo, and I keep re-reading old Don DeLillo, so, Underworld, for instance, you know, I read it, and I keep - and DeLillo is an object guy, you know? And as somebody who also, I think, has a great deal to say about waste, right? About the different states of objects.

In May 1906, the Atlantic Monthly commented that Americans live not merely in an age of things, but under the tyranny of them, and that in our relentless effort to sell, purchase, and accumulate things, we do not possess them as much as they possess us. For Bill Brown, the tale of that possession is something stranger than the history of a culture of consumption. It is the story of Americans using things to think about themselves.Brown's captivating new study explores the roots of modern America's fascination with things and the problem that objects posed for American literature at the turn of the century. This was an era when the invention, production, distribution, and consumption of things suddenly came to define a national culture. Brown shows how crucial novels of the time made things not a solution to problems, but problems in their own right. Writers such as Mark Twain, Frank Norris, Sarah Orne Jewett, and Henry James ask why and how we use objects to make meaning, to make or remake ourselves, to organize our anxieties and affections, to sublimate our fears, and to shape our wildest dreams. Offering a remarkably new way to think about materialism, A Sense of Things will be essential reading for anyone interested in American literature and culture.