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Author Carlston, Erin G., 1962-

Title Thinking fascism : sapphic modernism and fascist modernity / Erin G. Carlston
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1998


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Description viii, 217 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Women Writers / Thinking / Fascism -- 2. Political Bodies -- 3. "The Learned Corruption of Language": Nightwood's Failed Flirtation with Fascism -- 4. Neither Right nor Left: Marguerite Yourcenar and the Crisis of Liberalism -- 5. Another Country: Virginia Woolf's Disloyalty to Civilization -- Coda: Back to the Future
Summary Thinking Fascism analyzes three works by women writers - Djuna Barnes's Nightwood (1936), Marguerite Yourcenar's Denier du reve (1934), and Virginia Woolf's Three Guineas (1938) - that engage, directly or indirectly, with fascist politics and ideology. Through these analyses, the author explores the conjunction between fascism and other forms of modernity, and refines the discussion about the relationship between women intellectuals and the various aesthetic and ideological practices collected under the names of modernism and facism. By demonstrating that women writers like the Sapphic Modernists and conservative or fascist male modernists often articulated very similar conceptions of these problems, this book suggests that fascism cannot be posed as the absolute other of non- or even anti-fascist politico cultural discourses in the interwar period
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-207) and index
Subject Barnes, Djuna, 1892-1982. Nightwood
Barnes, Djuna. Nightwood
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941. Three guineas
Yourcenar, Marguerite. Denier du rĂªve
Yourcenar, Marguerite. Denier du reve
Fascism and literature.
Feminism and literature.
Fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Feminist fiction -- History and criticism.
Fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Literature, Modern -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Modernism (Literature)
LC no. 97028947
ISBN 0804730881 (cloth : alk. paper)
0804741670 (paperback)