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Modernism, Cultural Production, and the British Avant-garde
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  • Page extent: 272 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.57 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 700/.941/09041
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: NX543 .C65 2004
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Arts, British--20th century
    • Modernism (Aesthetics)--Great Britain--History--20th century

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521835893 | ISBN-10: 0521835895)

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  • Published August 2004

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Exposing the links between art, literature and early twentieth-century capitalism, Edward Comentale demonstrates how apparently progressive avant-garde movements, in their celebration of individualism, competition and labor, collaborated with a market defined by a monstrous increase in production and consumption. Comentale's interdisciplinary study examines art and sculpture as well as writing by Virginia Woolf and T.S. Eliot, among others, in the light of psychoanalytic, economic and political theory. This book will be of interest to scholars of literary and cultural modernism.


Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction: On the nature of being otherwise; Part I. Critique: 1. Fascism and/or liberalism: the avant-garde and modern capital; 2. 'No end, but addition': T. S. Eliot and the tragic economy of high modernism; Part II. Construction: 3. The modern temple: T. E. Hulme and the construction of classicism; 4. 'A fairly horrible business': labour, World War I, and the production of modern art; 5. Thesmophoria: suffragettes, sympathetic magic, and feminist classicism; Notes; Index.

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