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The dialect of modernism : race, language, and twentieth-century literature

Author: Michael North
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Series: Race and American culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Dialect of Modernism uncovers the crucial role of racial masquerade and linguistic imitation in the emergence of literary modernism. Rebelling against the standard language and literature written in it, modernists such as Joseph Conrad, Gertrude Stein, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, and William Carlos Williams reimagined themselves as racial aliens and mimicked the strategies of dialect speakers in their work. In doing
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North, Michael, 1951-
Dialect of modernism.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(DLC) 93036288
(OCoLC)28848366
Named Person: Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad; Englisch; Schwarze; Joseph Conrad
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael North
ISBN: 1429405767 9781429405768 128052703X 9781280527036 9780195359107 0195359100 9786610527038 6610527032
OCLC Number: 657954414
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (252 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Against the standard : linguistic imitation, racial masquerade, and the modernist rebellion --
The nigger of the "Narcissus" as a preface to modernism --
Modernism's African mask : the Stein-Picasso collaboration --
Old Possum and Brer Rabbit : Pound and Eliot's racial masquerade --
Quashie to Buccra : the linguistic expatriation of Claude McKay --
Race, the American language, and the Americanist avant-garde --
Two strangers in the American language : William Carlos Williams and Jean Toomer --
"Characteristics of Negro expression" : Zora Neale Hurston and the Negro anthology.
Series Title: Race and American culture.
Responsibility: Michael North.

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