Crowd Violence in American Modernist Fiction: Lynchings, by Benjamin S. West

By Benjamin S. West

This research explores a variety of depictions of crowd violence, literal and figurative, present in American Modernist fiction, and indicates the methods crowd violence is used as a literary trope to check problems with racial, gender, nationwide, and sophistication id in this interval. Modernist writers always hire scenes and photographs of crowd violence to teach the methods such violence is used to outline and implement person identification in American tradition. James Weldon Johnson, William Faulkner, Richard Wright, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and John Steinbeck, for instance, depict quite a few members as sufferers of crowd violence and different crowd pressures, as a rule simply because they've got transgressed opposed to normative social criteria. specially vital is the way in which that racially influenced lynching, and the illustration of such lynchings in African American literature and tradition, turns into a noteworthy concentration of canonical Modernist fiction composed through white authors.

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