The Resource Modernism, satire, and the novel, Jonathan Greenberg

Modernism, satire, and the novel, Jonathan Greenberg

Label
Modernism, satire, and the novel
Title
Modernism, satire, and the novel
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Greenberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this groundbreaking study, Jonathan Greenberg locates a satiric sensibility at the heart of the modern. By promoting an antisentimental education, modernism denied the authority of emotion to guarantee moral and literary value. Instead, it fostered sophisticated, detached and apparently cruel attitudes toward pain and suffering. This sensibility challenged the novel's humanistic tradition, set ethics and aesthetics into conflict and fundamentally altered the ways that we know and feel. Through lively and original readings of works by Evelyn Waugh, Stella Gibbons, Nathanael West, Djuna Barnes, Samuel Beckett and others, this book analyzes a body of literature - late modernist satire - that can appear by turns aloof, sadistic, hilarious, ironic and poignant, but which continually questions inherited modes of feeling. By recognizing the centrality of satire to modernist aesthetics, Greenberg offers not only a new chapter in the history of satire but a persuasive new idea of what made modernism modern"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greenberg, Jonathan Daniel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN56.M54
LC item number
G75 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Satire
  • Emotions in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Roman
  • Satire
  • Moderne
  • Englisch
  • Roman
  • Satire
  • Moderne
  • Englisch
  • Modernisme (littérature)
  • Satire
  • Emotions in literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Satire
Label
Modernism, satire, and the novel, Jonathan Greenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: the Uncle Fester principle; 1. Satire and its discontents; 2. Modernism's story of feeling; 3. The rule of outrage: Evelyn Waugh's Vile Bodies; 4. Laughter and fear in A Handful of Dust; 5. Cold Comfort Farm and mental life; 6. Nathanael West and the mystery of feeling; 7. Nightwood and the ends of satire; 8. Beckett's authoritarian personalities
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 220 pages
Isbn
9781107008496
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011009239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)707626655
  • (OCoLC)ocn707626655
Label
Modernism, satire, and the novel, Jonathan Greenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: the Uncle Fester principle; 1. Satire and its discontents; 2. Modernism's story of feeling; 3. The rule of outrage: Evelyn Waugh's Vile Bodies; 4. Laughter and fear in A Handful of Dust; 5. Cold Comfort Farm and mental life; 6. Nathanael West and the mystery of feeling; 7. Nightwood and the ends of satire; 8. Beckett's authoritarian personalities
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 220 pages
Isbn
9781107008496
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011009239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)707626655
  • (OCoLC)ocn707626655

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