By Mary McAleer Balkun
Fakery, authenticity, and id in American literature and tradition on the flip of the 20 th century
concentrating on texts written among 1880 and 1930, Mary McAleer Balkun explores the idea that of the “counterfeit,” either when it comes to fabric items and invented identities, and the ways in which the purchase of gadgets got here to outline contributors in American tradition and literature. Counterfeiting is, in a single feel, concerning the construction of anything that looks authentic—an invented self, a museum exhibit, a solid murals. however the counterfeit is additionally a method in which the actual is measured, thereby growing our belief of the genuine or real.
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