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Satirizing Modernism : Aesthetic Autonomy, Romanticism, and the Avant-Garde (Hardcover) (Emmett Stinson)

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Stinson analyzes novels that satirize avant-garde artists and authors while using experimental techniques associated with literary modernism. He examines Wyndham Lewis’ The Apes of God, William Gaddis’ The Recognitions, Gilbert Sorrentino’s Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things, Thomas Love Peacock’s Nightmare Abbey, and Evan Dara’s contemporary novel The Easy Chain in terms of their aporetic forms of modernist autonomy, showing how these satires express forceful claims of modernist autonomy through the contradictory desire to transform satire into an autonomous literary form; how they are impacted by ethical and instrumental claims because autonomy is defined by its negative relationship to a disavowed externality; how these satires present a contradictory form; and how they illustrate a complicated form of modernist autonomy that consists of mutually exclusive propositions. He also demonstrates that this form of satire also arose from historical changes from Romanticism. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 217
Genre: Literary Criticism
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Emmett Stinson
Language: English
Street Date: June 1, 2017
TCIN: 52500725
UPC: 9781501329081
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-3603
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