By William Dean Howells
Centering on a clash among a self-made millionaire and an idealistic reformer in turn-of-the-twentieth-century big apple, A probability of recent Fortunes insightfully renders the complexities of the yankee event at a time of significant social and monetary upheaval and transformation. In its depiction of wealth, poverty, and big apple urban lifestyles, it is still a strikingly modern work.
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In this regard, discourse is less an autonomous force of cultural change but, instead, to invoke Roger Chartier, a process “by which discourse constructs interests or events are themselves socially rooted and determined and are limited, in varying degree, by the linguistic, conceptual, and material resources available to their producers” (Chartier 1997: 77). As Arlette Farge argued in her brilliant study on eighteenth-century mauvais propre, “popular opinion did not emerge from the cumulative reading of pamphlets and placards” but instead from a “plurality of phenomena” from which discussion flowed and opinions formed (Farge 35).
Textual traces of popular culture in early nineteenth-century Germany limn the intellectual and cultural structures by which popular publics evinced autonomous political subjectivity. Sensational episodes in politics are, arguably, key cultural moments to take a sounding for the maturity and depth of popular publics. The heightened response of such events allows historians to assess the thorny question of reception. A political sensation demands interpretive frames—and cultural and political constituencies rush to provide them.
A Hazard of New Fortunes (Penguin Classics) by William Dean Howells