The Poetics of Fascism: Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, Paul de Man

The Poetics of Fascism: Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, Paul de Man

by Paul Morrison
     
 

Morrison examines the legacy of the modernist poetics of Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot, as it relates to current theoretical orthodoxies, and traces its influence on the current crisis in post-structural literary theory. Morrison reads the politics of post-structural theory in relation to the socio-cultural arguments espoused in the poetry and prose by Pound and Eliot,

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Morrison examines the legacy of the modernist poetics of Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot, as it relates to current theoretical orthodoxies, and traces its influence on the current crisis in post-structural literary theory. Morrison reads the politics of post-structural theory in relation to the socio-cultural arguments espoused in the poetry and prose by Pound and Eliot, and reveals a continuity between that theory and high modernism's tendency towards fascism. Without reducing the political implications of poetry to mere caricature and without slighting the force and fact of literary mediation, Morrison has produced a book that will reshape the discussion of the social dimension of modernism. He concludes with a provocative analysis of deconstruction and the work of Paul de Man, and makes a case for a new post-structural theory that can accommodate history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195080858
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1996
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.79(d)
Lexile:
1480L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

1Modernism (for the Other People)3
2Ezra Pound: The Poetics of Money16
3T. S. Eliot: The Poetics of Failure60
4Paul de Man: The Poetics of Collaboration109
Notes147
Index171

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