Reading 1922: A Return to the Scene of the Modern

Reading 1922: A Return to the Scene of the Modern

by Michael North
     
 

This engaging study returns to a truly remarkable year, the year in which both Ulysses and The Waste Land were published, in which The Great Gatsby was set, and during which the Fascisti took over in Italy, the Irish Free State was born, the Harlem Renaissance reached its peak, Charlie Chaplin's popularity crested, and King Tutankhamen's tomb was discovered. In

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This engaging study returns to a truly remarkable year, the year in which both Ulysses and The Waste Land were published, in which The Great Gatsby was set, and during which the Fascisti took over in Italy, the Irish Free State was born, the Harlem Renaissance reached its peak, Charlie Chaplin's popularity crested, and King Tutankhamen's tomb was discovered. In short, the year which not only in hindsight became the primal scene of literary modernism but which served as the cradle for a host of major political and aesthetic transformations resonating around the globe.

In his previous study, the acclaimed Dialect of Modernism (OUP, 1994), Michael North looked at the racial and linguistic struggles over the English language which gave birth to the many strains of modernism. Here, he expands his vision to encompass the global stage, and tells the story of how books changed the future of the world as we know it in one unforgettable year.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195151633
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
Ch. 1Translation, Mistranslation, and the Tractatus31
Ch. 2The Public Unconscious65
Ch. 3Tourists in the Age of the World Picture107
Ch. 4Across the Great Divide140
Ch. 5All Nice Wives Are Like That173
Conclusion205
Notes215
Index261

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