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Anti-Nazi Modernism

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 320 Nombre de pages
Informationen zum Autor Mia Spiro has a postdoctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada... Lire la suite
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Informationen zum Autor Mia Spiro has a postdoctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and is a visiting scholar at the Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies at Northwestern University. Klappentext Mia Spiro's "Anti-Nazi Modernism" marks a major step forward in the critical debates over the relationship between modernist art and politics. Spiro analyzes the antifascist, and particularly anti-Nazi, narrative methods used by key British and American fiction writers in the 1930s. Focusing on works by Djuna Barnes, Christopher Isherwood, and Virginia Woolf, Spiro illustrates how these writers use an "anti-Nazi aesthetic" to target and expose Nazism's murderous discourse of exclusion. The three writers challenge the illusion of harmony and unity promoted by the Nazi spectacle in parades, film, rallies, and propaganda. Spiro illustrates how their writings, seldom read in this way, resonate with the psychological and social theories of the period and warn against Nazism's suppression of individuality. Her approach also demonstrates how historical and cultural contexts complicate the works, often reinforcing the oppressive discourses they aim to attack. This book explores the textual ambivalences toward the "Others" in society--most prominently the Modern Woman, the homosexual, and the Jew. By doing so, Spiro uncovers important clues to the sexual and racial politics that were widespread in Europe and the United States in the years leading up to World War II.

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Mia Spiro's "Anti-Nazi Modernism" marks a major step forward in the critical debates over the relationship between modernist art and politics. Spiro analyzes the antifascist, and particularly anti-Nazi, narrative methods used by key British and American fiction writers in the 1930s. Focusing on works by Djuna Barnes, Christopher Isherwood, and Virginia Woolf, Spiro illustrates how these writers use an "anti-Nazi aesthetic" to target and expose Nazism's murderous discourse of exclusion. The three writers challenge the illusion of harmony and unity promoted by the Nazi spectacle in parades, film, rallies, and propaganda. Spiro illustrates how their writings, seldom read in this way, resonate with the psychological and social theories of the period and warn against Nazism's suppression of individuality. Her approach also demonstrates how historical and cultural contexts complicate the works, often reinforcing the oppressive discourses they aim to attack. This book explores the textual ambivalences toward the "Others" in society--most prominently the Modern Woman, the homosexual, and the Jew. By doing so, Spiro uncovers important clues to the sexual and racial politics that were widespread in Europe and the United States in the years leading up to World War II.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Anti-Nazi Modernism
Sous-titre: The Challenges of Resistance in 1930s Fiction
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Code EAN: 9780810128637
ISBN: 978-0-8101-2863-7
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Northwestern University Press
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 320
Poids: 386g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm
Année: 2013