Modernist Commitments

Modernist Commitments Ethics, Politics, and Transnational Modernism - Modernist Latitudes

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Jessica Berman demonstrates how modernist narrative connects ethical attitudes and responsibilities to the active creation of political relationships and the way we imagine justice. She challenges divisions between "modernist" and "committed" writing, arguing that a continuum of political engagement undergirds modernisms worldwide and that it is strengthened rather than hindered by formal experimentation. In addition to making the case for a transnational model of modernism, Berman shows how modernism's play with formal matters, its challenge to the boundaries between fact and fiction, its incorporation of vernacular and folkways, and its engagement with embodied experience and intimacy offer not only an expanded account of modernist texts and commitments but a new way of thinking about what modernism is and can do.

Book information

ISBN: 9780231149518
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 809.9112
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 372
Weight: 498g
Height: 228mm
Width: 201mm
Spine width: 19mm