A Genealogy of Modernism
A Study of English Literary Doctrine 1908 -1922
By (author) Michael H. Levenson
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Genealogy of Modernism by Michael H. Levenson
Book DescriptionA Geneology of Modernism is a study of literary transition in the first two decades of the twentieth-century, a period of extraordinary ferment and great accomplishment, during which the avant-garde gradually consolidated a secure place within English culture. Michael Levenson analyses that complex process by following the successive phases of a literary movement - Impressionist, Imagist, Vorticist, Classicist - as it attempted to formulate the principles on which a new aesthetic might be founded. The emphasis here falls on the ideology of modernism, but throughout the book the ideological question is tied on the one hand to specific literary works and on the other to general movements in philosophy and the fine arts. The major figures under discussion, Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, Ezra Pound, Wyndham Lewis, and T. S. Elliot, are placed in relation to thinkers who have been largely neglected in the history of modernism: Max Stirner, Wilhelm Worringer, Pierre Lasserre, Allen Upward, and Hilaire Belloc. Levenson thus situates the emergence of a modernist aesthetic within the context of literary theory, literary practice, and cultural history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521338004
(216mm x 138mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Jun-1986
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael H. Levenson
Modernism, Hardback (October 2011)
Offers an original account of Modernism. This title provides not only a survey but also a reassessment of Modernism itself. Illuminating individual achievements and locating them within the intersecting histories of experiment, this book places the transformations of culture alongside the agitations of modernity.
Cambridge Companion to Modernism, Paperback (September 2011)
This Companion is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary appraisal of the modernist movement, with contributions from fourteen leading scholars.
Modernism and the Fate of Individuality, Paperback (January 2005)
The book is an elaborate and compelling engagement with the problem of individuality in our age.
Spectacle of Intimacy, Hardback (June 2000)» View all books by Michael H. Levenson
Love of home life, the intimate moments a family peacefully enjoyed in seclusion, had long been considered a hallmark of English character even before the Victorian era. This book explores how intimacy became a spectacle and how this paradox energized Victorian culture between 1835 and 1865.
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