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Modernism and the Ordinary


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Modernism and the Ordinary - Olson, Liesl
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Traditionally literary modernism has been seen as a movement marked by transcendent epiphanies, episodes of estrangement, and a privileging of the extraordinary. Yet modernist writings often take great pains to describe the material, seemingly insignificant details of daily life. Modernism and the Ordinary upends our perceived notions of the period's literature as it recognizes just how pivotal commonplace activities are to modernist aesthetics. Through pointed readings of prose and poetry from both the U. S. and ...

Modernism and the Ordinary 2014, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199349784

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Modernism and the Ordinary 2009, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195368123