Modernisms: A Literary Guide

Modernisms A Literary Guide The recent enthusiasm for things postmodern has often produced a caricature of Modernism as monolithic and reactionary Peter Nicholls argues instead that the distinctive feature of Modernism is its di

Modernisms A Literary Guide Peter Nicholls Nicholls introduces a wealth of literary experimentation, beginning with Baudelaire and Mallarm and moving forward to the first avant gardes Close readings of key texts monitor the explosive histories of Futurism, Expressionism, Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism, histories that allow Anglo American Modernism to be seen in a strikingly different light. Modernisms A Literary Guide Peter Nicholls New maps sweep clean Modernisms sets the record straight by looking aslant, restoring tangents to the main stage of a play that continues to inform most of our present day literary imaginings Charles Bernstein, Donald T Regan Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania, USA When Modernisms appeared in , I wrote that it was the Project MUSE Modernisms A Literary Guide review The other side of the map metaphor is the claim of Nicholls s title to provide a literary guide to modernism s , a textbook or introductory book for students and non specialists in the field Modernisms has a number of strengths as such a guide. Modernisms A Literary Guide by Peter Nicholls Through a lively analysis of each of Modernism s main literary movements, he explores the connections between the new stylistic developments and the shifting politic Peter Nicholls argues instead that the distinctive feature of Modernism is its diversity. Literary modernism Literary modernism, or modernist literature, has its origins in the late th and early th centuries, mainly in Europe and North America, and is characterized by a very self conscious break with traditional ways of writing, in both poetry and prose fiction. Modernisms by Peter Nicholls Paperback University of Nicholls introduces a wealth of literary experimentation, beginning with Baudelaire and Mallarm and moving forward to the first avant gardes Close readings of key texts monitor the explosive histories of Futurism, Expressionism, Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism, histories that allow Anglo American Modernism to be seen in a strikingly different light. Modernism Literature Periods Movements In Modernist literature, it was the poets who took fullest advantage of the new spirit of the times, and stretched the possibilities of their craft to lengths not previously imagined In general, there was a disdain for most of the literary production of the last century.

  • Title: Modernisms: A Literary Guide
  • Author: Peter Nicholls
  • ISBN: 9780520201033
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Paperback
  • The recent enthusiasm for things postmodern has often produced a caricature of Modernism as monolithic and reactionary Peter Nicholls argues instead that the distinctive feature of Modernism is its diversity Through a lively analysis of each of Modernism s main literary movements, he explores the connections between the new stylistic developments and the shifting politicThe recent enthusiasm for things postmodern has often produced a caricature of Modernism as monolithic and reactionary Peter Nicholls argues instead that the distinctive feature of Modernism is its diversity Through a lively analysis of each of Modernism s main literary movements, he explores the connections between the new stylistic developments and the shifting politics of gender and authority.Nicholls introduces a wealth of literary experimentation, beginning with Baudelaire and Mallarm and moving forward to the first avant gardes Close readings of key texts monitor the explosive histories of Futurism, Expressionism, Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism, histories that allow Anglo American Modernism to be seen in a strikingly different light In revealing Modernism s broad and varied terrain, Nicholls evokes the richness of a cultural moment that continues to shape our own.

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    1. Detailed, interdisciplinary account of the 'high modernist' period in Europe, conceived as a proliferation of mutually distinct avant-garde movements reacting in various ways to the conditions and crises of modernity: Symbolism and decadence in France, Futurism in Italy, Expressionism in Germany, the 'men of 1914' in England, on to Dada and Surrealism. Useful for evoking the sheer density and diversity of artistic and theoretical practise during the period, and the complex interactions of aesthe [...]

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