The Concept of Modernism

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Cornell University Press, 1992 - Literary Criticism - 265 pages
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The term "modernism" is central to any discussion of twentieth-century literature and critical theory. Astradur Eysteinsson here maintains that the concept of modernism does not emerge directly from the literature it subsumes, but is in fact a product of critical practices relating to nontraditional literature. Intervening in these practices, and correlating them with modernist works and with modern literary theory, Eysteinsson undertakes a comprehensive reexamination of the idea of modernism.
 

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Contents

Modernism in Literary History
50
Reading Modernism through Postmodernism
103
The AvantGarde asor Modernism?
143
Realism Modernism and the Aesthetics of Interruption
179
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