||Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: The "Strange and Familiar Word" -- Chapter 1: The Forms of the Perverse -- Chapter 2: "Some Things Which Could Never Have Happened" -- Chapter 3: Murder and "Point of View" -- Chapter 4: The Marquis de Sade in the Twentieth Century -- Chapter 5: American Cruelty.
||"This book describes the narrative form of cruelty in modern literature. It focuses on the two main literary traditions that carry the legacy of revolutionary upheaval in modernity, the French and the American, and shows the transfers of influence that create the contemporary outline of the concept"-- Provided by publisher.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-168) and index.|
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