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Author Herring, Scott, 1976-
Title Queering the underworld : slumming, literature, and the undoing of lesbian and gay history / Scott Herring.
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2007]

Subject American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Gay culture in literature.
Slums in literature.
City and town life in literature.
Homosexuality in literature.
Lesbianism in literature.
Homosexuality -- United States -- History.
Lesbianism -- United States -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 278 pages) : illustrations
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-263) and index.
Contents Queer Slumming -- Terra incognita: Jane Addams, philanthropic slumming, and the elusive identity of Hull-House -- Willa Cather's experiment in luxury -- "Slightly known territory": renaissance admixture and the so-called van vechten school -- Antisapphic modernism -- Secrets of the African-American bisexual man; or, double lives on the down low.
Summary At the start of the twentieth century, tales of "how the other half lives" experienced a surge in popularity. People looking to go slumming without leaving home turned to these narratives for spectacular revelations of the underworld and sordid details about the deviants who populated it. In this major rethinking of American literature and culture, Scott Herring explores how a key group of authors manipulated this genre to paradoxically evade the confines of sexual identification. Queering the Underworld examines a range of writers, from Jane Addams and Willa Cather to Carl Van Vechten and Dju.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780226327921 (electronic bk.)
0226327922 (electronic bk.)
9780226327907 (alk. paper)
0226327906 (alk. paper)
9780226327914 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0226327914 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 434595802
Additional Format Print version: Herring, Scott, 1976- Queering the underworld. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2007 9780226327907 0226327906 (DLC) 2006101403 (OCoLC)77333924