The Living Moment: Modernism in a Broken World (Paperback)
  • The Living Moment: Modernism in a Broken World (Paperback)

The Living Moment: Modernism in a Broken World (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 15/08/2012
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In the spirit of Lionel Trilling, Edmund Wilson, and Susan Sontag, the renowned literary critic Jeffrey Hart writes "The Living Moment," a close reading of literature as it intersects with the political. Hart s book is an even-handed guide for anyone toddling into the mists of the modernist moment, effortlessly moving between such modernist monuments as Eliot s The Waste Land, Hemingway s "A Farewell to Arms," Mann s "Doctor Faustus," and Fitzgerald s "The Great Gatsby." Hart s most stunning achievement is his brilliant inclusion of Marilynne Robinson s "Gilead "as a modernist text, for the way the novel teaches us to see more, to hear more, to feel more. Hart s dazzling study is an examination of important works of literature as they explore the experience of living in a broken world with thought and sometimes with examples of resolve that possess permanent validity. "The Living Moment "is for anyone who is wearied by so much of today s trendy, narrow, and ideologically driven criticism."

Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810128217

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