Us Modernism at Continents End (Innbundet)

Carmel, Provincetown, Taos

Serie: Modern American Literature and the New Twentieth Century 

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2020
Antall sider: 256
Forlag: Edinburgh University Press
Språk: Engelsk
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ISBN/EAN: 9781474439756
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Omtale Us Modernism at Continents End
Explores the little art communities and their aesthetic products in the early twentieth century



Historicizes and theorizes the role and function of the little arts community as a geo-social formation
Comparative, place-based study of three semiperipheral (non-metropolitan) sites
New readings of major authors Jeffers, O'Neill, and Lawrence
Interdisciplinary methodology based in primary source analysis
Challenges a center-periphery model of modernist activity and literary-aesthetic production and instead emphasizes a network-based, collaborative model






This book is first to historicise and theorise the significance of the early twentieth-century little art colony as a uniquely modern social formation within a global network of modernist activity and production. Alongside a historical overview of the emergence of three critical sites of modernist activity - the little art colonies of Carmel, Provincetown and Taos - the book offers new critical readings of major authors associated with those places: Robinson Jeffers, Eugene O'Neill and D. H. Lawrence. Geneva M. Gano tracks the radical thought and aesthetic innovation that emerged from these villages, revealing a surprisingly dynamic circulation of persons, objects and ideas between the country and the city and producing modernisms that were cosmopolitan in character yet also site-specific.

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