William Dean Howells and the American Memory Crisis

by Lance Rubin

Table of Contents

Introduction: Remembering and Forgetting (in) William Dean Howells

Chapter 1: Realism and the Politics of Counter-Memory

Chapter 2: The Memory Crisis, Advertising, and the Ambivalence of Amnesia in “A Sleep and a Forgetting”

Chapter 3: “To Make up an America Among Ourselves”: History, Memory, and the Turkish Room

Chapter 4: Cultural Memory, Spiritualism, and Howells’s Ghost Stories

Chapter 5: “We haven’t any of us perfect memories, have we?”: Monuments, Photographs, and the Construction of Memory

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