Modernist nowheres : politics and utopia in early modernist writing, 1900-1920 / Nathan Waddell.
- Houndmills, Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
vii, 234 p. ; 23 cm.
- Modernism (Literature) -- Great Britain.
Modernism (Literature) -- United States.
Utopias in literature.
Politics in literature.
Literature, Modern -- 20th century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
- "Modernist Nowheres explores connections in the Anglo-American sphere between early literary modernist cultures, politics, and utopia. Foregrounding such writers as Conrad, Lawrence and Wyndham Lewis, it presents a new reading of early modernism in which utopianism plays a defining role prior to, during and immediately after the First World War"-- Provided by publisher.
- Introduction: maps worth studying
1. Meliorism and Edwardian modernity
2. Questions of perfectibility
3. Forlorn hopes and The English Review
4. Magnetic cities and simple lives
5. Individualism, happiness, and labour
6. Vorticism and the limits of BLAST
7. Satire, impressionism, and war
8. Idealisms and contingencies
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 212-228) and index.
- 9780230278998 (hardback)
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