The Resource Transatlantic aliens : modernism, exile, and culture in midcentury America, Will Norman

Transatlantic aliens : modernism, exile, and culture in midcentury America, Will Norman

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Transatlantic aliens : modernism, exile, and culture in midcentury America
Title
Transatlantic aliens
Title remainder
modernism, exile, and culture in midcentury America
Statement of responsibility
Will Norman
Title variation
Modernism, exile, and culture in midcentury America
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book is about how a set of European writers, intellectuals, and artists encountered and negotiated American culture in the mid-twentieth century. The "Intellectual Migration" of the 1930s and '40s has long been recognized as one of the most important moments in twentieth-century cultural history, but it has often been narrowly understood as a clash between a rarefied European modernist sensibility and a debased American mass culture. Transatlantic Aliens adopts a more capacious understanding of this encounter as a pivotal crisis point for modernism and culture more broadly, one at which claims for the autonomy of high culture became increasingly untenable, the geographical center of cultural authority was displaced, and the governing principles of the American cultural field went through a phase of dramatic instability. Transatlantic Aliens takes the form of a series of interlinked case studies, each addressing individual or paired transatlantic figures, from C.L.R. James and Simone de Beauvoir to George Grosz and Vladimir Nabokov. Detailed attention to individual artworks, novels, and works of criticism is combined with more distant readings that seek to understand their function within larger intellectual histories and cultural formations, spanning time and space. The objective in each case is to explore what the transatlantic trajectories of particular figures tell us not only about the development of their own practices but also about the fate of European high culture in the American century"--
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YDX
Dewey number
973.91
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.N754 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Hopkins studies in modernism
Label
Transatlantic aliens : modernism, exile, and culture in midcentury America, Will Norman
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Homeless aliens and dialectical culture critique: C.L.R. James and Theodor Adorno -- The yankee from Berlin: George Grosz -- The big empty: Raymond Chandler's transatlantic modernism -- The taste of freedom: Simone de Beauvoir, Vladimir Nabokov and the intellectual road trip -- Saul Steinberg's vanishing trick: modernism, the state, and the cosmopolitan intellectual -- Conclusion: not to grin is a sin
Control code
ocn963735993
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 263 pages, [8 unnumbered pages of colour plates])
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421420950
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36261543
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)963735993
  • sks1421420953

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