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Psychological Politics of the American Dream

The Commodification of Subjectivity in Twentieth-Century American Literature

Lois Tyson

Frontmatter and Acknowledgments
Introduction: Subjectivity, Psychological Politics, and the American Dream
Chapter 1  Woman as Fetish: Self-Reification and the Aesthetic Commodity in Edith Wharton's House of Mirth
Chapter 2  The Romance of the Commodity: The Cancellation of Identity in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby
Chapter 3  The Commodity Comes Home to Roost: Repression, Regression, and Death in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman
Chapter 4  Subject as Commodity Sign: Existential Interiority on Trial in Thomas Pynchon's Crying of Lot 49
Chapter 5  Beyond Being and Nothingness: The Corporate Commodity in Joseph Heller's Something Happened
Conclusion: Commodity Psychology in American Literature and Culture

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