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Mastery and escape : T.S. Eliot and the dialectic of modernism

Author: Jewel Spears Brooker
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1994.
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This book examines modernism as a cultural and literary phenomenon. Jewel Spears Brooker distinguishes between two groups of modernists, one consisting mostly of exiles and characterized by internationalism and intellectual complexity, the other comprising primarily artists who consciously resist the aesthetic and political tendencies of the first group.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brooker, Jewel Spears, 1940-
Mastery and escape.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c1994
(DLC) 93045634
(OCoLC)29520915
Named Person: T S Eliot; T S Eliot
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jewel Spears Brooker
ISBN: 0585083193 9780585083193
OCLC Number: 44959210
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 274 p.)
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: Dispensationalism and the invention of history --
The mind of Europe: anxiety, crisis, and therapy --
Mastery and escape: Eliot's dialectical imagination --
Dialectical pedagogy: teaching the Waste land.
Responsibility: Jewel Spears Brooker.

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Argues that modernism is characterized by a pattern of "mastery and escape" - a dialectical play of opposites that attempts to secure the future by redeeming the past. This text explores this pattern  Read more...

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