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At the Mercy of Their Clothes : Modernism, the Middlebrow, and British Garment Culture.

Author: Celia Marshik
Publisher: La Vergne : Columbia University Press, 2016.
Series: Modernist latitudes.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In much of modern fiction, it is the clothes that make the character. Garments embody personal and national histories. They convey wealth, status, aspiration, and morality (or a lack thereof). They suggest where characters have been and where they might be headed, as well as whether or not they are aware of their fate. At the Mercy of Their Clothes explores the agency of fashion in modern literature, its reflection  Read more...
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Marshik, Celia.
At the Mercy of Their Clothes : Modernism, the Middlebrow, and British Garment Culture.
La Vergne : Columbia University Press, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Celia Marshik
ISBN: 9780231542968 0231542968
OCLC Number: 959845164
Description: 1 online resource (264 pages).
Series Title: Modernist latitudes.

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In much of modern fiction, it is the clothes that make the character. Garments embody personal and national histories. They convey wealth, status, aspiration, and morality (or a lack thereof). They suggest where characters have been and where they might be headed, as well as whether or not they are aware of their fate. At the Mercy of Their Clothes explores the agency of fashion in modern literature, its reflection of new relations between people and things, and its embodiment of a rapidly changing society confronted by war and cultural and economic upheaval. In some cases, people need garment.

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