"An excellent book that should be welcomed by anyone interested in modern American thought."--Choice
"An important, provocative new perspective on the conjunction of social and literary history, one which will force a major rethinking of the place of realism in the making of modern American culture."--Eric Sundquist, Northwestern University
"Gandal has made an original, compelling case for rereading Riis and Crane as exemplars of a new style of reading, writing, and knowing the slum and the spectator's relation to it."--American Literature
About the Author
Keith Gandal is at Mount Saint Mary's College.