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Modernism, Cultural Production, and the British Avant-garde (Hardback)
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Modernism, Cultural Production, and the British Avant-garde (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 05/07/2004
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Edward Comentale exposes the links between art, literature and early twentieth-century capitalism. Comentale shows how apparently progressive avant-garde movements in their celebration of individualism, competition and labor worked hand in hand with a market defined by a monstrous increase in production and consumption. Most importantly, he unearths an alternative modernist practice based on a special kind of production that both critiques and challenges economic production at large. He goes on to argue that the British avant-garde, which has often been criticized for its emphasis on classical stasis and restraint, sought to halt this market activity and to think of less destructive ways of communal belonging. Comentale provides an interdisciplinary study examining art and sculpture as well as writing by Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot and H. D. among others, in the light of psychoanalytic, economic and political theory. This book will be of interest to scholars of literary and cultural modernism.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521835893
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Review of the hardback: 'This is a consistently, often astonishingly, interesting book ...' Modernism/Modernity
Review of the hardback: '... a brilliant attempt to rescue one form of modernism (the 'classical') as against another, more problematic one (the 'romantic'). This is a bold move ... stick with a book that makes a compelling case for its thesis ... Comentale's book is an important one...' Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory

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