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Paradoxy of modernism

Author: Robert Scholes
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this lively, personal book, Robert Scholes intervenes in ongoing discussions about modernism in the arts during the crucial half-century from 1895 to 1945. While critics of and apologists for modernism have defined modern art and literature in terms of binary oppositions{u2014}high/low, old/new, hard/soft, poetry/rhetoric{u2014}Scholes contends that these distinctions are in fact confused and misleading. Such  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Scholes
ISBN: 0300108206 9780300108200
OCLC Number: 60543415
Description: xiv, 295 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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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Provides a discussion about modernism in the arts during the crucial half-century from 1895 to 1945. While critics of and apologists for modernism have defined modern art and literature in terms of  Read more...

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"Paradoxy of Modernism develops a powerful and persuasive new understanding of paradox and pleasure in modernist art and literature; it is a must-read for modernists."-James Phelan, editor of Read more...

 
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