Literature, Politics, and the English Avant-Garde: Nation and Empire, 1901-1918 by Paul PeppisLiterature, Politics, and the English Avant-Garde: Nation and Empire, 1901-1918 by Paul Peppis

Literature, Politics, and the English Avant-Garde: Nation and Empire, 1901-1918

byPaul Peppis

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In Literature, Politics and the English Avant-Garde, Paul Peppis reads texts by writers such as Ford Madox Ford, Wyndham Lewis, Dora Marsden, and Ezra Pound alongside English political discourse produced between the death of Victoria and the end of the Great War. He traces the impact of nation and empire on the avant-garde, arguing that Vorticism, England's foremost avant-garde movement, used nationalism to advance literature and avant-garde literature to advance empire. By recovering these neglected aspects of avant-garde politics, Peppis' book opens important new avenues for assessing modernist politics after the war.

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Title:Literature, Politics, and the English Avant-Garde: Nation and Empire, 1901-1918Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:September 17, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521119847

ISBN - 13:9780521119849

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Introduction; 1. Conjuring new character: The English Review, Wyndham Lewis, and the reconstruction of Englishness; 2. Narratives of ambition and anxiety: confronting Europe in The New Age; 3. Advancing art and empire: futurism in England, Italy in Libya, and the founding of Vorticism; 4. 'Surrounded by a multitude of other Blasts': Vorticism and the Great War; 5. Anti-Individualism and fictions of national character in Lewis's Tarr.

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"Literature, Politics, and the English Avant-Garde makes a respectable contribution to the literature on modernist politics." English Literature in Transition 2002