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Transatlantic aliens : modernism, exile, and culture in midcentury America

Author: Will Norman
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2016]
Series: Hopkins studies in modernism.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is about how a set of European writers, intellectuals, and artists encountered and negotiated American culture in the mid-twentieth century. The "Intellectual Migration" of the 1930s and '40s has long been recognized as one of the most important moments in twentieth-century cultural history, but it has often been narrowly understood as a clash between a rarefied European modernist sensibility and a  Read more...
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Norman, Will, 1978-
Transatlantic aliens
(DLC) 2016007181
(OCoLC)947041896
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Will Norman
ISBN: 9781421420950 1421420953
OCLC Number: 963735993
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 263 pages, [8 unnumbered pages of colour plates]) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction --
Homeless aliens and dialectical culture critique: C.L.R. James and Theodor Adorno --
The yankee from Berlin: George Grosz --
The big empty: Raymond Chandler's transatlantic modernism --
The taste of freedom: Simone de Beauvoir, Vladimir Nabokov and the intellectual road trip --
Saul Steinberg's vanishing trick: modernism, the state, and the cosmopolitan intellectual --
Conclusion: not to grin is a sin.
Series Title: Hopkins studies in modernism.
Other Titles: Modernism, exile, and culture in midcentury America
Responsibility: Will Norman.

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Examining hardboiled fiction through Flaubert, New Yorker cartoons through modernist painting, and Bette Davis through Hegel and Marx, Transatlantic Aliens challenges and changes the way we  Read more...

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