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The Resource The extinct scene : late modernism and everyday life, Thomas S. Davis

The extinct scene : late modernism and everyday life, Thomas S. Davis

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The extinct scene : late modernism and everyday life
Title
The extinct scene
Title remainder
late modernism and everyday life
Statement of responsibility
Thomas S. Davis
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1935, the English novelist Stephen Spender wrote that the historical pressures of his era should "turn the reader's and writer's attention outwards from himself to the world." Combining historical, formalist, and archival approaches, Thomas S. Davis examines late modernism's decisive turn toward everyday life, locating in the heightened scrutiny of details, textures, and experiences an intimate attempt to conceptualize geopolitical disorder. The Extinct Scene reads a range of mid-century texts, films, and phenomena that reflect the decline of the British Empire and seismic shifts in the global political order. Davis follows the rise of documentary film culture and the British Documentary Film Movement, especially the work of John Grierson, Humphrey Jennings, and Basil Wright. He then considers the influence of late modernist periodical culture on social attitudes and customs, and, through a more nuanced understanding of the period, conducts original analyses of novels by Virginia Woolf, Christopher Isherwood, and Colin MacInnes; the interwar travel narratives of W.H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood, and George Orwell; the wartime gothic fiction of Elizabeth Bowen; the putry of H.D.; the sketches of Henry Moore; and the postimperial Anglophone Caribbean works of Vic Reid, Sam Selvon, and George Lamming. By considering this varied group of writers, artists, and cultural leaders, Davis recasts late modernism as an art of scale: by detailing the particulars of everyday life, the movement could better project the large-scale undoing of history
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Davis, Thomas S.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Modernist Latitudes
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  • English literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Literature and society
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • English literature
  • Literature and society
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • England
  • Great Britain
Label
The extinct scene : late modernism and everyday life, Thomas S. Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Late modernism and the outward turn -- The last snapshot of the British intelligentsia: documentary, mass-observation and the fate of the liberal avant-garde -- The historical novel at history's end -- Late modernism's geopolitical imagination: everyday life in the global hot zones -- War gothic -- "It is de age of colonial concern": vernacular fictions and political belonging -- Epilogue: "appointments to keep in the past."
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ocn929851448
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 307 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231537889
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • 22573/ctt14d2zrj
  • ea4726c9-ef77-485f-a27f-7cded5552c3f
Publisher number
EB00662830
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)929851448
Label
The extinct scene : late modernism and everyday life, Thomas S. Davis
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Late modernism and the outward turn -- The last snapshot of the British intelligentsia: documentary, mass-observation and the fate of the liberal avant-garde -- The historical novel at history's end -- Late modernism's geopolitical imagination: everyday life in the global hot zones -- War gothic -- "It is de age of colonial concern": vernacular fictions and political belonging -- Epilogue: "appointments to keep in the past."
Control code
ocn929851448
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 307 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231537889
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt14d2zrj
  • ea4726c9-ef77-485f-a27f-7cded5552c3f
Publisher number
EB00662830
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)929851448

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