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The Resource Modernist writing and reactionary politics, Charles Ferrall

Modernist writing and reactionary politics, Charles Ferrall

Label
Modernist writing and reactionary politics
Title
Modernist writing and reactionary politics
Statement of responsibility
Charles Ferrall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Modernist Writing and Reactionary Politics, Charles Ferrall argues that the politics of Yeats, Pound, Eliot, Lawrence, and Wyndham Lewis were a response to the increasing separation of art from a society undergoing a second industrial revolution. Fascism became attractive to these writers because it promised to reintegrate art into society while simultaneously guaranteeing its autonomy. As a kind of parodic avantgarde, it therefore allowed the reactionaries to be both 'primitive' and 'modern' at the same time. Yet with the exception of Pound and Yeats, these writers all finally rejected fascism preferring instead to see the aesthetic as a sphere in permanent opposition to liberal democracy, rather than the basis for a new social order. Individual chapters focus on Yeats and decolonisation, Pound and 'the Jews', Eliot and the uncanny, Lawrence and homosexuality, and Lewis and the Cartesian primitive. Ferrall's account of why some of the greatest writers of the early twentieth century became involved in reactionary politics offers new insights into the relation between modernist aesthetics, technology and avant-gardism."--Jacket
  • "In Modernist Writing and Reactionary Politics, Charles Ferrall argues that the politics of Yeats, Pound, Eliot, Lawrence, and Wyndham Lewis were a response to the increasing separation of art from a society undergoing a second industrial revolution. Fascism became attractive to these writers because it promised to reintegrate art into society while simultaneously guaranteeing its autonomy. As a kind of parodic avantgarde, it therefore allowed the reactionaries to be both 'primitive' and 'modern' at the same time. Yet with the exception of Pound and Yeats, these writers all finally rejected fascism preferring instead to see the aesthetic as a sphere in permanent opposition to liberal democracy, rather than the basis for a new social order. Individual chapters focus on Yeats and decolonisation, Pound and 'the Jews', Eliot and the uncanny, Lawrence and homosexuality, and Lewis and the Cartesian primitive. Ferrall's account of why some of the greatest writers of the early twentieth century became involved in reactionary politics offers new insights into the relation between modernist aesthetics, technology and avant-gardism."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ferrall, Charles
Dewey number
820.9/00912
Index
index present
LC call number
PR478.P64
LC item number
F47 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Politics and literature
  • Literature and society
  • American literature
  • Fascism in literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Politics and literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Literature and society
Label
Modernist writing and reactionary politics, Charles Ferrall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • 'Always a Deux': Wyndham Lewis and his doubles
  • 1.
  • W.B. Yeats and the family romance of Irish nationalism
  • 2.
  • Ezra Pound and the poetics of literalism
  • 3.
  • 'Neither Living nor Dead': T.S. Eliot and the uncanny
  • 4.
  • Homosocial and fascism in D.H. Lawrence
Control code
44132911
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 202 pages
Isbn
9780521793452
Lccn
00033705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Modernist writing and reactionary politics, Charles Ferrall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • 'Always a Deux': Wyndham Lewis and his doubles
  • 1.
  • W.B. Yeats and the family romance of Irish nationalism
  • 2.
  • Ezra Pound and the poetics of literalism
  • 3.
  • 'Neither Living nor Dead': T.S. Eliot and the uncanny
  • 4.
  • Homosocial and fascism in D.H. Lawrence
Control code
44132911
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 202 pages
Isbn
9780521793452
Lccn
00033705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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