God in the street shows how the penny press and whitmans new york poetry create a new mass culture hero who interprets and dignifies the citys confusions new york writers both serious and sensationalist meditate upon street encounters with tricksters and confidence men and explore the meanings of encounters. God in the street new york writing from the penny press to melville by hans bergmann 1995 hardcover. Uncovers the innovations in writing that accompanied the market society the penny newspapers grandiose boastings the poetic catalogues of walt whitman the sentimental realism of charity workers read more. Melville herman 1819 1891 knowledge new york state new york god in the street new york writing from the penny press to melville hans bergmann format book published philadelphia temple university press 1995 language english isbn 1566393574 alk paper 1566393582 pbk alk paper description x 260 p 24 cm notes. Includes bibliographical references p 221 252 and index search the history of over 338 billion web pages on the internet
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