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作者 Greenberg, Jonathan Daniel, 1968-
書名 Modernism, satire, and the novel / Jonathan Greenberg
出版項 Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
國際標準書號 9781107008496 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館2F西文書區  809.39112 G8294 2011    在架上  -  30500101439753
說明 xviii, 220 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
附註 Preface: the Uncle Fester principle; 1. Satire and its discontents; 2. Modernism's story of feeling; 3. The rule of outrage: Evelyn Waugh's Vile Bodies; 4. Laughter and fear in A Handful of Dust; 5. Cold Comfort Farm and mental life; 6. Nathanael West and the mystery of feeling; 7. Nightwood and the ends of satire; 8. Beckett's authoritarian personalities
"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"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
主題 Modernism (Literature)
Satire -- History and criticism
Emotions in literature
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