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Modernism, Satire and the Novel.

Author: Jonathan Greenberg
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through satire, modernist literature cultivated sophisticated, ironic and cruel attitudes towards suffering which dramatically changed our understanding of emotion.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Greenberg, Jonathan.
Modernism, Satire and the Novel.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Greenberg
ISBN: 9780511844065 0511844069 9781139161473 1139161474
OCLC Number: 763159279
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages)
Contents: Cover; MODERNISM, SATIRE, AND THE NOVEL; Title; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Preface; THE UNCLE FESTER PRINCIPLE; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 Satire and its discontents; THE DOUBLE MOVEMENT OF SATIRE; SATIRE, MODERNITY, AND THE GROTESQUE; RETHINKING MODERNIST ANTISENTIMENTALITY; FEELINGS OF SUSPICION; Chapter 2 Modernism's story of feeling; FORMS OF IDIFFERENCE: WILDE AND BEERBOHM; FORMS OF AGGRESSION: POUND AND LEWIS; SATIRE EMERGENT: JOYCE AND HUXLEY; LATE MODERNISM; Chapter 3 The rule of outrage: Evelyn Waugh's Vile Bodies; WAUGH'S "PURGATORIO"; ALL THE TERRORS OF THE PSEUDO. EVERYONE IS A BOMB: ESPIONAGE, ANARCHY, MODERNISMChapter 4 Laughter and fear in A Handful of Dust; THE DEATH OF PEPPERMINT; PHANTASY WITH A PH; Chapter 5 Cold Comfort Farm and mental life; SOME PERVERSIONS OF PASTORAL; GORGEOUS EMOTIONAL WALLOWINGS; TOLERABLE COMFORT; Chapter 6 Nathanael West and the mystery of feeling; THE TERRIBLE SINCERE STRUGGLE; THE SUN IS A JOKE; THE BOOK OF THE GROTESQUE; THE REFUSE OF FEELING; Chapter 7 Nightwood and the ends of satire; GREAT DEFAMING SENTENCES; WE GO UP --
BUT WE COME DOWN; REMEMBER LADY MACBETH; SECOND-HAND DEALINGS WITH LIFE. Chapter 8 Beckett's authoritarian personalitiesMORAN AS BUREAUCRAT AND FATHER; MORAN'S COMIC LAW; FOLLOW ME CAREFULLY: MOLLOY'S OBSESSIONS; Notes; PREFACE; 1 SATIRE AND ITS DISCONTENTS; 2 MODERNISM' S STORY OF FEELING; 3 THE RULE OF OUTRAGE: EVELYN WAUGH'S "VILE BODIES"; 4 LAUGHTER AND FEAR IN "A HANDFUL OF DUST"; 5 'COLD COMFORT FARM' AND MENTAL LIFE; 6 NATHANAEL WEST AND THE MYSTERY OF FEELING; 7 'NIGHTWOOD' AND THE ENDS OF SATIRE; 8 BECKETT'S AUTHORITARIAN PERSONALITIES; Index.
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