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The Resource The problem with pleasure : modernism and its discontents, Laura Frost

The problem with pleasure : modernism and its discontents, Laura Frost

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The problem with pleasure : modernism and its discontents
Title
The problem with pleasure
Title remainder
modernism and its discontents
Statement of responsibility
Laura Frost
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Language
eng
Summary
"Aldous Huxley decried 'the horrors of modern "pleasure, "' or the proliferation of mass produced, widely accessible entertainment that could degrade or dull the mind. He and his contemporaries, including James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, D.H. Lawrence, and Jean Rhys, sought to radically redefine pleasure, constructing arduous and indirect paths to delight through their notoriously daunting work. Laura Frost follows these experiments in the art of unpleasure, connecting modernism's signature characteristics, such as irony, allusiveness, and obscurity, to an ambitious attempt to reconfigure bliss. In The Problem with Pleasure, Frost draws upon a wide variety of materials, linking interwar amusements, such as the talkies, romance novels, the Parisian fragrance Chanel no. 5, and the exotic confection Turkish Delight, to the artistic play of Joyce, Lawrence, Stein, Rhys, and others. She considers pop cultural phenomena and the rise of celebrities such as Rudolph Valentino and Gypsy Rose Lee against contemporary sociological, scientific, and philosophical writings on leisure and desire. Throughout her study, Frost incorporates recent scholarship on material and visual culture and vernacular modernism, recasting the period's high/low, elite/popular divides and formal strategies as efforts to regulate sensual and cerebral experience. Capturing the challenging tensions between these artists' commitment to innovation and the stimulating amusements they denounced yet deployed in their writing, Frost calls attention to the central role of pleasure in shaping interwar culture"--Provided by publisher
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YDXCP
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1967-
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Frost, Laura Catherine
Dewey number
809/.9112
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PN56.M54
LC item number
F76 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
NONE
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  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Pleasure in literature
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Pleasure in literature
Label
The problem with pleasure : modernism and its discontents, Laura Frost
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The repudiation of pleasure -- James Joyce and the scent of modernity -- Stein's tickle -- Orgasmi discipline: D.H. Lawrence, E.M. Hull, and interwar erotic fiction -- Huxley's feelies: engineered pleasure in Brave new world -- The impasse of pleasure: Patrick Hamilton and Jean Rhys -- Blondes have more fun: Anita Loos and the language of silent cinema -- Coda: Modernism's afterlife in the age of prosthetic pleasure
Control code
852732344
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (292 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306313865
Lccn
2012036521
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.7312/fros15272
  • ebc1103413
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  • 22573/ctt3cmb3h
  • f345c3a3-73dc-4b9e-8d45-d7324ea5fe76
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)852732344
Label
The problem with pleasure : modernism and its discontents, Laura Frost
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The repudiation of pleasure -- James Joyce and the scent of modernity -- Stein's tickle -- Orgasmi discipline: D.H. Lawrence, E.M. Hull, and interwar erotic fiction -- Huxley's feelies: engineered pleasure in Brave new world -- The impasse of pleasure: Patrick Hamilton and Jean Rhys -- Blondes have more fun: Anita Loos and the language of silent cinema -- Coda: Modernism's afterlife in the age of prosthetic pleasure
Control code
852732344
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (292 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306313865
Lccn
2012036521
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.7312/fros15272
  • ebc1103413
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt3cmb3h
  • f345c3a3-73dc-4b9e-8d45-d7324ea5fe76
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)852732344

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