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New Deal Modernism: American Literature and the Invention of the Welfare State


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Dezember 2000

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Argues that the writers of the 30s and 40s--Hemingway, Ayn Rand, John Dos Passos, Gertrude Stein, Richard Wright, Wallace Stevens et al. -- identified and understood the formal problems of literary modernism through an idea of the social and an idiom of s

Portrait

Michael Szalay is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at University of California, Irvine.""

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"An argument of striking range and precision... Oppositions of left and right, modernist and realist, do not exactly dissolve in this analysis, but they and the 1930s will look different from now on. A terrific book." - Richard Ohmann, Wesleyan University "Treating the WPA Arts Projects less as a temporary stopgap than as an occasion for a fundamental reconsideration of art's place in society, Szalay brilliantly relates aesthetic debates of the 1930's to debates, prominent since art entered a general economy in the eighteenth-century, over how art might survive economic conditions in which art objects have little chance of competing with basic economic necessities. Szalay's unique contribution is to show exactly how, in providing insurance against the market, the New Deal made the project of making art seem distinct from the worth of individual artifacts themselves." - Frances Ferguson, Johns Hopkins University
EAN: 9780822325765
ISBN: 0822325764
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: DUKE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2000
Seitenanzahl: 352 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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