Modernism and the Marketplace: Literary Culture and Consumer Capitalism in Rhys, Woolf, Stein, and Nella Larsen [NOOK Book]

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Though the relationship of modernist writers and artists to mass-marketplaces and popular cultural forms is often understood as one of ambivalence if not antagonism, Modernism and the Marketplace redirects this established line of inquiry, considering the practical and conceptual interfaces between literary practice and dominant economic institutions and ideas.
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Modernism and the Marketplace: Literary Culture and Consumer Capitalism in Rhys, Woolf, Stein, and Nella Larsen

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Overview

Though the relationship of modernist writers and artists to mass-marketplaces and popular cultural forms is often understood as one of ambivalence if not antagonism, Modernism and the Marketplace redirects this established line of inquiry, considering the practical and conceptual interfaces between literary practice and dominant economic institutions and ideas.
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Alissa G. Karl is an Assistant Professor of English at the State University of New York, Brockport, where she teaches and researches transatlantic twentieth century literature. Her work has also appeared in American Literature and The International Journal of Cultural Studies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction The Uneven Marketplace of Modernism and Consumer Capitalism 1

1 "Just the sensation of spending, that's the point": Jean Rhys' Marketplaces of Discipline and Desire 16

2 Consumerism and the Imperial Nation in Virginia Woolf's The Voyage Out and Mrs. Dalloway 43

3 The Enterprising Modernisms of Gertrude Stein and Sylvia Beach 80

4 Consumerism, Race and Rationalization in Nella Larsen's Quicksand 113

Coda: Consumer Capitalism as a Style of Life 140

Notes 149

Bibliography 173

Index 179

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