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Conservative Modernists : Literature and Tory Politics in Britain, 1900-1920

Author: Christos Hadjiyiannis
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows that modernism was concocted out of surprising sources, and that one of them was Toryism during 1900-1920.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Hadjiyiannis, Christos.
Conservative Modernists : Literature and Tory Politics in Britain, 1900-1920.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christos Hadjiyiannis
ISBN: 9781108636452 1108636454 9781108550895 1108550894
OCLC Number: 1030818370
Description: 1 online resource (257 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title page; Imprints page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Modernists against Modernity; 1 Conservative Party Crisis: Tory Propaganda, Imagist Poetics; Conservative Party Crisis; The Commentator; Crowds and the Nature of Political Conversion; 'The Disease of Language'; Tory Propaganda, Imagist Poetics; 2 Bringing Poetry and Politics Back to Earth: Tory Ideology and Classical Modernism; 'A Conservative Ideal'; Diremption; Against Progress; Romanticism versus Classicism; Original Sin; 'Conservative' Poetry; Tradition, Discipline, Order. 3 The Writer as Conservative Statesman: Modernist Theories of InspirationThe 1911 Parliament Act; In Defence of the House of Lords; The Critical Writer; The Aristocratic Writer; The Classical Poet; The 'Individual Talent'; 4 Against Representation: Conservatism and Abstract Art; War Against Representation; The Rise of Abstract Art in London; The 'Will to Art' and the 'Urge to Abstraction'; The Anti-humanism of Eliot; 'Will to Power'; Abstraction versus Expression; 5 War, Duty, Sacrifice: Anti-pacifism and Objective Ethics; Declaration of War; Hulme's Argument for War; Ford's War on Kultur. Anti-pacifist DemocracyFeudalism; Duty and Perseverance in the Trenches; Objective Ethics; Afterword: Afterlives; Note on Texts Used; Notes; Introduction: Modernists against Modernity; 1 Conservative Party Crisis: Tory Propaganda, Imagist Poetics; 2 Bringing Poetry and Politics Back to Earth: Tory Ideology and Classical Modernism; 3 The Writer as Conservative Statesman: Modernist Theories of Inspiration; 4 Against Representation: Conservatism and Abstract Art; 5 War, Duty, Sacrifice: Anti-pacifism and Objective Ethics; Afterword; Index.
Responsibility: Christos Hadjiyiannis.

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Conservative Modernists engages with an on-going discussion about modernist aesthetics and politics. The book will be of interest to those working on or around the ideological politics of modernism,  Read more...

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