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Paradoxy of modernism

Author: Robert Scholes
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2006.
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Robert Scholes intervenes in ongoing discussions about modernism in the arts during the crucial half-century from 1895 to 1945 he contends that the binary oppositions which defined modernism are misleading. He argues that such oppositions are instances of 'paradoxy', an apparent clarity that covers real confusion.
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Scholes, Robert E.
Paradoxy of modernism.
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005014529
(OCoLC)60543415
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Scholes
ISBN: 9780300128840 0300128843 9780300108200 0300108206
OCLC Number: 159935921
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 295 pages) : illustrations
Contents: High and low in Modernist criticism --
Old and new in Modernist art --
Poetry and rhetoric in the Modernist montage --
Hard and soft : Joyce and others --
Durable fluff : the importance of not being earnest --
Iridescent mediocrity : Dornford Yates and others --
Formulaic creativity : Simenon's Maigret novels --
Model artists in Paris : Hastings, Hammett, and Kiki --
The aesthete in the brothel : Proust and others.
Responsibility: Robert Scholes.

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