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The senses of modernism : technology, perception, and aesthetics

Author: Sara Danius
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2002.
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In The Senses of Modernism, Sara Danius develops a radically new theoretical and historical understanding of high modernism. The author analyses works by Mann, Proust and Joyce as narratives of the sweeping changes that affected high and low culture.
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Danius, Sara.
Senses of modernism.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)649115161
Named Person: Thomas Mann; Marcel Proust; James Joyce; James Joyce; Thomas Mann; Marcel Proust; Marcel Proust; Thomas Mann; James Joyce
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Danius
ISBN: 0801438993 9780801438998 0801488001 9780801488009
OCLC Number: 48618642
Awards: Winner of Special Mention, 2002 Robert Motherwell Book Award.
Description: xi, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Orpheus and the machine --
Antitechnological bias and other modernist myths: literature and the question of technology --
Novel visions and the crisis of culture: the cultivation of the interior in The magic mountain --
Education of the senses: Remembrance of things past and the modernist rhetoric of motion --
Aesthetics of immediacy: Ulysses and the autonomy of the eye and the ear --
Coda: The legibility of the modern world.
Responsibility: Sara Danius.

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