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Slantwise moves : games, literature, and social invention in nineteenth-century America

Title
Slantwise moves : games, literature, and social invention in nineteenth-century America / Douglas A. Guerra.
ISBN
9780812250619
0812250613
Publication
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018
Physical Description
253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary
Individual, historically located games are as interesting for the particular limits they set as for the specific associative assemblages they enable. This book takes a case-study approach, looking intensively at popular mass-market games of the mid-nineteenth century not to answer what a game is but instead to ask what certain media do and how that doing might offer perspective on the literary questions we have directed at the period.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
December 21, 2018
Series
Material texts.
Material texts
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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