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Author Jackson, Paul, 1978-

Title Great War modernisms and the new age magazine / Paul Jackson
Published London ; New York : Continuum, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (184 pages)
Series Historicizing modernism
Historicizing modernism.
Contents Introduction -- Great War modernisms -- A.R. Orage and modernist publicism in the era of the First World War -- War, the new age and guild socialism's political modernism -- The new age's radical intelligentsia and modernism -- Wyndham Lewis's modernist aesthetics -- H.G. Wells and the First World War -- Conclusion
Summary The literary magazine The New Age broughttogether a diverse set of intellectuals. Against the backdrop of the FirstWorld War, they chose to write about more than modernist art and aesthetics. Byclosely reading and contextualizing their contributions, Paul Jackson's studyengages with the political and philosophical responses of literary artists tomodernity. Jackson demonstrates the need to interpret modernism not merely as anaesthetic phenomenon, but inherently linked to politics and philosophy. By placing the writing of a canonical modernist, Wyndham Lewis, against afigure usually excluded from the modernist canon, H.G. Wells, Jackson examinesfurther a wartime modernism that embraced socialist and political views. Thisreinterpretation of modernism provides a historicised understanding of thepoliticised hopes of artists promoting revolutionary forms of cultural renewal. Considering modernist writers' relationship between politics, philosophy andaesthetics in the context of total war Jackson encourages newcultural-historical definitions of modernism. In addition this study providesthe first close analysis of cultural contributions from a leading wartimeLittle Magazine, tracing the radical modernist debates that developed in itspages
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject New age (London, England)
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 -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1283735849 (MyiLibrary)
144112781X (electronic bk.)
9781283735841 (MyiLibrary)
9781441127815 (electronic bk.)