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Robert Penn Warren's Circus Aesthetic and the Southern Renaissance

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Robert Penn Warren's Circus Aesthetic and the Southern Renaissance - Bradley, Patricia L
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The popularity of the circus in the United States reached its zenith in the early 1900s; as the century progressed, the circus gradually came to reflect traditional American values. Observing the growing conservatism of the circus during this period, Robert Penn Warren and other authors of the Southern Renaissance found it complemented their representations of both the mythic Old South and the cultural stagnation resulting from allegiance to it, especially in light of social and moral imperatives to adapt to the New South. ...

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Robert Penn Warren's Circus Aesthetic and the Southern Renaissance 2004, University of Tennessee Press

ISBN-13: 9781572333116

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