Great War modernisms and The new age magazine : historicizing modernism / Paul Jackson.
- London ; New York, NY : Continuum International Pub. Group, 2012.
- Historicizing Modernism
1 online resource (193 p.)
- Literature publishing -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Little magazines -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Modernism (Literature) -- Great Britain.
Periodicals -- Publishing -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Press and politics -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Literature and the war.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
New age (London, England).
- Electronic books.
- "The literary magazine The New Age brought together a diverse set of intellectuals. Against the backdrop of the First World War, they chose to write about more than modernist art and aesthetics. By closely reading and contextualizing their contributions, Paul Jackson's study engages with the political and philosophical responses of literary artists to modernity. Jackson demonstrates the need to interpret modernism not merely as an aesthetic phenomenon,but inherently linked to politics and philosophy. By placing the writing of a canonical modernist, Wyndham Lewis, against a figure usually excluded from the modernist canon, H.G. Wells, Jackson examines further a wartime modernism that embraced socialist and political views. This reinterpretation of modernism provides a historicised understanding of the politicised hopes of artists promoting revolutionary forms of cultural renewal. Considering modernist writers' relationship between politics,philosophy and aesthetics in the context of total war Jackson encourages new cultural-historical definitions of modernism. In addition this study provides the first close analysis of cultural contributions from a leading wartime Little Magazine, tracing the radical modernist debates that developed in its pages."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
- Chapter 1: Great War Modernisms
Chapter 2: A. R. Orage and Modernist Publicism in the era of the First World War
Chapter 3: War, The New Age and Guild Socialism's Political Modernism
Chapter 4: The New Age's Radical Intelligentsia and Modernism
Chapter 5: Wyndham Lewis's Modernist Aesthetics
Chapter 6: H. G. Wells and the First World War
- Description based upon print version of record.
Electronic reproduction. London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.5040/9781472543059 doi
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