By Catherine Keyser
Through humor writing, this "smart set" expressed either side of the story-promoting their urbanity and wit whereas utilizing irony and comic strip to problem female stereotypes. Their fiction raised questions about what it intended to be a lady within the public eye, how gender roles might swap simply because women and men have been operating jointly, and the way the expansion of the journal could impact women's relationships to their our bodies and minds. Keyser offers a fresh and informative chronicle, saluting the price of being "smart" as incisive and leading edge humor confirmed off the wit and ability of ladies writers and satirized the fable global created via magazines.
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Playing Smart: New York Women Writers and Modern Magazine Culture (The American Literatures Initiative) by Catherine Keyser