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xii, 225 p.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- Thoroughly modern Millay and her middlebrow masquerades -- "This unfortunate exterior": Dorothy Parker, the female body, and strategic doubling -- "First aid to laughter": Jessie Fauset and the racial politics of smartness -- The indestructible glamour girl: Dawn Powell, celebrity, and counterpublics -- "Scratch a socialist and you find a snob": Mary McCarthy, irony, and politics -- Conclusion.
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.