The American Counterfeit : Authenticity and Identity in American Literature and Culture
University of Alabama Press
Focusing on texts written between 1880 and 1930, this book explores the concept of the 'counterfeit', both in terms of material goods and invented identities, and the ways that the acquisition of objects came to define individuals in American culture and literature.
Mary M. Balkun. The American counterfeit : authenticity and identity in American literature and culture. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2006.