The Resource The dialect of modernism : race, language, and twentieth-century literature, Michael North

The dialect of modernism : race, language, and twentieth-century literature, Michael North

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The dialect of modernism : race, language, and twentieth-century literature
Title
The dialect of modernism
Title remainder
race, language, and twentieth-century literature
Statement of responsibility
Michael North
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Language
eng
Summary
  • At the same time, however, another movement identified with Harlem was struggling to free itself from the very dialect the modernists appropriated, at least as it had been rendered by two generations of white dialect writers. For writers such as Claude McKay, Jean Toomer, and Zora Neale Hurston, this dialect became a barrier as rigid as the standard language itself, and its appropriation served to reinforce the subordinate status of the dialect. Thus, the two modern movements, which arrived simultaneously in 1922, were linked and divided by their different stakes in the same language. In The Dialect of Modernism, Michael North shows, through biographical and historical investigation, and through careful readings of major literary works, that however different they were, the two movements are inextricably connected, and thus, cannot be considered in isolation. Each was marked, for good and bad, by the other
  • The Dialect of Modernism is the second volume in Oxford's new Race and American Culture series
  • The Dialect of Modernism uncovers the crucial role of racial masquerade and linguistic imitation in the emergence of literary modernism. Rebelling against the standard language and literature written in it, modernists such as Joseph Conrad, Gertrude Stein, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, and William Carlos Williams reimagined themselves as racial aliens and mimicked the strategies of dialect speakers in their work. In doing so, they made possible the most radical representational strategies of modern literature, which emerged from their attack on the privilege of standard language
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
810.9/896073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
N67 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Race and American culture
Label
The dialect of modernism : race, language, and twentieth-century literature, Michael North
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-244) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Against the standard : linguistic imitation, racial masquerade, and the modernist rebellion -- The nigger of the "Narcissus" as a preface to modernism -- Modernism's African mask : the Stein-Picasso collaboration -- Old Possum and Brer Rabbit : Pound and Eliot's racial masquerade -- Quashie to Buccra : the linguistic expatriation of Claude McKay -- Race, the American language, and the Americanist avant-garde -- Two strangers in the American language : William Carlos Williams and Jean Toomer -- "Characteristics of Negro expression" : Zora Neale Hurston and the Negro anthology
Control code
ocn657954414
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (252 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280527036
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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.b35629459
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)657954414
  • pebcs0195359100
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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