Modernism, Satire and the Novel

Modernism, Satire and the Novel
Author : Jonathan Greenberg
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages :
Release : 2011-09-15
ISBN 10 : 9781139501514
ISBN 13 : 1139501518
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In this groundbreaking study, Jonathan Greenberg locates a satiric sensibility at the heart of the modern. By promoting an antisentimental education, modernism denied the authority of emotion to guarantee moral and literary value. Instead, it fostered sophisticated, detached and apparently cruel attitudes toward pain and suffering. This sensibility challenged the novel's humanistic tradition, set ethics and aesthetics into conflict and fundamentally altered the ways that we know and feel. Through lively and original readings of works by Evelyn Waugh, Stella Gibbons, Nathanael West, Djuna Barnes, Samuel Beckett and others, this book analyzes a body of literature - late modernist satire - that can appear by turns aloof, sadistic, hilarious, ironic and poignant, but which continually questions inherited modes of feeling. By recognizing the centrality of satire to modernist aesthetics, Greenberg offers not only a new chapter in the history of satire but a persuasive new idea of what made modernism modern.

Modernism, Satire and the Novel
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Jonathan Greenberg
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-15 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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