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Modernism and the Ordinary (Hardcover)

Author: Olson, Liesl

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Modernism and the Ordinary overturns conventional accounts of the modernist period as primarily drawn toward the new, the transcendent, and the extraordinary. Liesl Olson shows how modernist writers were preoccupied, instead, with the unselfconscious actions of everyday life, even in times of political crisis and war. Experiences like walking to work, eating a sandwich, or mending a dress were often resistant to shock, and these daily activities presented a counter-force to the aesthetic of heightened affect with which the period is often associated. With attentive and sensitive readings, Modernism and the Ordinary examines works by Joyce, Woolf, Stein, Stevens, Proust, Beckett, and Auden alongside the ideas of philosophers such as Henri Bergson and William James.


Publisher Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Mfg Part# 9780195368123
SKU 210456459
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0195368126
Release Date 4/1/2009
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0200
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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