Great War Modernisms and ’The New Age’ Magazine
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Great War Modernisms and ’The New Age’ Magazine

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ISBN-13:
9781441127815
Einband:
PDF
Seiten:
224
Autor:
Jackson Paul Jackson
Serie:
Historicizing Modernism
eBook Typ:
PDF
eBook Format:
PDF
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

The literary magazine The New Age broughttogether a diverse set of intellectuals. Against the backdrop of the FirstWorld War, they chose to write about more than modernist art and aesthetics. Byclosely reading and contextualizing their contributions, Paul Jackson's studyengages with the political and philosophical responses of literary artists tomodernity. Jackson demonstrates the need to interpret modernism not merely as anaesthetic phenomenon,but inherently linked to politics and philosophy. By placing the writing of a canonical modernist, Wyndham Lewis, against afigure usually excluded from the modernist canon, H.G. Wells, Jackson examinesfurther a wartime modernism that embraced socialist and political views. Thisreinterpretation of modernism provides a historicised understanding of thepoliticised hopes of artists promoting revolutionary forms of cultural renewal.Considering modernist writers' relationship between politics,philosophy andaesthetics in the context of total war Jackson encourages newcultural-historical definitions of modernism. In addition this study providesthe first close analysis of cultural contributions from a leading wartimeLittle Magazine, tracing the radical modernist debates that developed in itspages.
The literary magazine The New Age broughttogether a diverse set of intellectuals. Against the backdrop of the FirstWorld War, they chose to write about more than modernist art and aesthetics. Byclosely reading and contextualizing their contributions, Paul Jackson's studyengages with the political and philosophical responses of literary artists tomodernity. Jackson demonstrates the need to interpret modernism not merely as anaesthetic phenomenon,but inherently linked to politics and philosophy. By placing the writing of a canonical modernist, Wyndham Lewis, against afigure usually excluded from the modernist canon, H.G. Wells, Jackson examinesfurther a wartime modernism that embraced socialist and political views. Thisreinterpretation of modernism provides a historicised understanding of thepoliticised hopes of artists promoting revolutionary forms of cultural renewal.Considering modernist writers' relationship between politics,philosophy andaesthetics in the context of total war Jackson encourages newcultural-historical definitions of modernism. In addition this study providesthe first close analysis of cultural contributions from a leading wartimeLittle Magazine, tracing the radical modernist debates that developed in itspages.

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