Modernist Writing and Reactionary Politics by Charles FerrallModernist Writing and Reactionary Politics by Charles Ferrall

Modernist Writing and Reactionary Politics

byCharles Ferrall

Paperback | October 1, 2009

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Charles Ferrall argues that the politics of Yeats, Pound, Eliot, Lawrence, and Wyndham Lewis was a response to the separation of art from an increasingly industrialized society. Fascism became attractive to these writers because it promised to reintegrate art into society while simultaneously guaranteeing its autonomy. Yet with the exception of Pound and Yeats, these writers all finally rejected fascism, preferring instead to see the aesthetic as a sphere in permanent opposition to liberal democracy, rather than the basis for a new social order.
Title:Modernist Writing and Reactionary PoliticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:212 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.47 inPublished:October 1, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521120829

ISBN - 13:9780521120821


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. W. B. Yeats and the family romance of Irish Nationalism; 2. Ezra Pound and the poetics of literalism; 3. 'Neither Living nor Dead': T. S. Eliot and the uncanny; 4. The homosocial and Fascism in D. H. Lawrence; 5. 'Always a Deux': Wyndham Lewis and his doubles; Notes; Works cited; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"This is a carefully researched, thoughtful exposition of the views of five influential modernists." Modernism/Modernity 11/01