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From the Publisher"Ambitiously diverse and unsettling, a book that respondsprovocatively to the challenges it poses."
—David Bradshaw, University of Oxford
"In this sharp, thoughtful and clearly-written book, modernismis not simply a descriptive category pigeon-holing a literaryperiod; it is made both more problematic (as when its ending islinked with the holocaust) and empowering. Boldly redefining thefield, Mahaffey throws a truly original light on the social,political and ethical relevance of main modernist 'chronicles ofdisorder,' showing convincingly how they challenge repressiveauthorities as well as the reader's ingrained passivity."
—Jean-Michel Rabaté, University of Pennsylvania
"This intelligent, strongly argued book reconceives the term'modernist' to mean modern literature that challenges the readerbecause of its originality, complexity, obscurity, or transgressivenature." (Choice)