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How To Read: Regionalism and the Ladies' Home Journal

Travis M. Foster

in The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199730438
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199730438.013.0017

Series: Oxford Handbooks

How To Read: Regionalism and the Ladies' Home Journal

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This article examines regionalism in nineteenth-century American literature, focusing on the Ladies' Home Journal. It analyzes the journal's commentary on literature and literary culture during a period corresponding to regionalism's prominence, from the periodical's founding in 1883 through the turn of the century. The article explores what authors and readers think about the impact of reading on the formation of social bonds.

Keywords: regionalism; American literature; Ladies' Home Journal; literary culture; reading; social bonds

Article.  8727 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (19th Century) ; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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