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Modernism, Fashion and Interwar Women Writers (Hardcover) (Vike Martina Plock)

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An unprecedented sartorial revolution occurred at the beginning of the twentieth century when the tight-laced silhouettes of Victorian women gave way to the figure of the flapper. Modernism, Fashion and Interwar Women Writers demonstrates how five female novelists of the interwar period engaged with an emerging fashion discourse that concealed capitalist modernity's economic reliance on mass-manufactured, uniform-looking productions by ostensibly celebrating originality and difference. For Edith Wharton, Jean Rhys, Rosamond Lehmann, Elizabeth Bowen and Virginia Woolf fashion was never just the provider of guidelines on what to wear. Rather, it was an important concern, offering them opportunities to express their opinions about identity politics, about contemporary gender dynamics and about changing conceptions of authorship and literary productivity. By examining their published work and unpublished correspondence, this book investigates how the chosen authors used fashion terminology to discuss the possibilities available to women to express difference and individuality in a world that actually favoured standardised products and collective formations.
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Literary Criticism
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
Author: Vike Martina Plock
Language: English
Street Date: August 1, 2017
TCIN: 52814648
UPC: 9781474427418
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-1249
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