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Work of the Fellows: Monographs


By Patricia Meyer Spacks (Trustee; NHC Fellow, 1982–83; 1988–89)

American Literature; Gossip; Aesthetics; Cultural History; English Literature

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985

From the publisher’s description:

Explores the nature, morality, and aesthetics of gossip; examines gossip in history and the psychology of gossip; and analyzes gossip–as subject and literary technique–in plays, letters, biographies, and novels.

Literature / History / Literary Criticism / American Literature / Gossip / Aesthetics / Cultural History / English Literature /

Spacks, Patricia Meyer (Trustee; NHC Fellow, 1982–83; 1988–89). Gossip. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985.