avant-garde and American postmodernity small incisive shocks by Philip Nel

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Published by University Press of Mississippi in Jackson .

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Subjects:

  • American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • Postmodernism (Literature) -- United States,
  • Avant-garde (Aesthetics) -- United States -- History -- 20th century,
  • Art and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century,
  • Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century,
  • Experimental fiction, American -- History and criticism,
  • Modernism (Literature) -- United States

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-210) and index.

Book details

StatementPhilip Nel.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS228.P68 N45 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxxv, 224 p. :
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3557479M
ISBN 101578064902
LC Control Number2002016781

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Focusing on eight. Five Faces of Modernity is a series of semantic and cultural biographies of words that have taken on special significance in the last century and a half or so: modernity, avant-garde, decadence, kitsch, and concept of modernity-the notion that we, the living, are different and somehow superior to our predecessors and that our civilization is likely to be succeeded Brand: Duke University Press Books.

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Saltzman. Read this book on Questia. In Theorizing the Avant-Garde Richard Murphy mobilizes theories of the postmodern to challenge our understanding of the avant-garde and assesses its importance for the debates among theorists of postmodernism such as Jameson, Eagleton, Lyotard and Habermas.

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Compelling continuities between the two, especially in postwar Britain, suggest that a new account is needed. This collection of provocative essays discusses the work of. Books shelved as avant-garde: If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov, A C.

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does the existence of a post-avant-garde mean there is a transition to that broader phenomenon called postmodernity. This is in fact how Daniel Bell, the most brilliant of the American neoconservatives, interprets matters. In his book, The Cultural Contra-dictions of Capitalism, Bell argues that the crises of the developed societies.

Modernity versus Postmodernity Author(s): Jürgen Habermas and Seyla Ben-Habib Source: New German Critique, No. 22, Special Issue on Modernism (Winter, ), pp. Published by: New German. Five Faces of Modernity is a series of semantic and cultural biographies of words that have taken on special significance in the last century and a half or so: modernity, avant-garde, decadence, kitsch, and concept of modernity—the notion that we, the living, are different and somehow superior to our predecessors and that our civilization is likely to be succeeded by one.

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