Reading 1922 : A Return to the Scene of the Modern
This study of the year in which Ulysses and The Waste Land were published aims to put these works in the context of the other cultural productions of 1922. It claims that relations between aesthetic modernism and modern culture are closer and more complex than recent criticism allows.
- Electronic book text | 280 pages
- 01 Dec 2002
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
"Excellent.... Rightly challenges the common critical assertion, most influentially argued by Andreas Huyssen, that there is a deep antipathy between modernism and mass culture.... A nuanced description of 1922 that deepens our understanding of the reception of modernism as a wider cultural movement expressed both in great works of literature and in a diverse set of contemporaneous cultural works."--Christianity and Literature"Reading 1922 is without a doubt the best book on Modernism to come along in a long time."--Jesse Matz, Comparative Literature Studies"Well documented, nicely illustrated, and written in up-to-the-minute clinical language, this book is a smooth sail, recommended for upper-division undergraduates and above."--Choice"Enlightening.... Making innovative use of material from such (apparently) diverse sources as anthropology, linguistics, travel literature and cinema, North's brisk but densely researched book moves engagingly around its central thesis: t