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Was there a sudden break in the world of art, literature, and music when modernism gave way to postmodernism?
Philip Nel attacks the notion of tremendous and sudden change in artistic understanding and literary practice. Instead, in The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity: Small Incisive Shocks he proposes that a series of small but far-reaching changes drew understanding from modernism to postmodernism.
What bonds these two periods together? The constant agent of change, Nel argues, was the avant-garde. Tracking its influence on novelists, popular culture figures, and children’s authors, this book re-evaluates how twentieth-century culture has been traditionally divided into “modern” and “postmodern.”
Suggesting that a modernism and postmodernism division prevents accurate evaluation of a work, Nel realigns our conceptions of twentieth-century literature, art, and music. Focusing on eight figures―Nathanael West, Djuna Barnes, Dr. Seuss, Donald Barthelme, Don DeLillo, Chris Van Allsburg, Laurie Anderson, and Leonard Cohen―as representative, The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity examines works along a spectrum of political involvement.
This first book to analyze postmodern children’s literature revives the radical Dr. Seuss by reading him alongside avant-garde artists. Nel argues that Chris Van Allsburg speaks the internet generation’s vernacular, using a surrealist idiom to pose questions that linger beyond his picture books’ final pages.
The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity is a nuanced and wide-ranging re-reading of how postmodernism displays art’s ability to imagine a better world.
From the Inside Flap: An evaluation that tracks American culture’s shift from modernism into postmodernism
Titolo: The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity: ...
Casa editrice: University Press of Mississippi
Data di pubblicazione: 2002
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Light general wear with several lines of the text underlined in pencil. Mylar cover on dust jacket. Overall a nice clean copy. 224 pages. Codice libro della libreria 001584
Descrizione libro University Press of Mississippi, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 1578064902
Descrizione libro University Press of Mississippi, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX1578064902
Descrizione libro Univ Pr of Mississippi, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. first edition. 1 in number line edition. 264 pages. 9.00x6.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 1578064902