By Leonard Diepeveen
How was once the modernist circulation understood via most of the people whilst it used to be first rising? this question might be addressed by means of how modernist literature and artwork have been interpreted through reporters in day-by-day newspapers, mainstream magazines like Punch and Vanity Fair, and literary magazines. within the earliest many years of the stream – earlier than modernist artists have been thought of very important, and prior to modernism’s which means used to be in actual fact understood – a lot of those interpretations took the shape of parodies.
Mock Modernism is an anthology of those fun items, the overpowering majority of that have now not been in print because the first many years of the 20th century. They contain Max Beerbohm’s send-up of Henry James; J.C. Squire’s account of ways a poet, writing intentionally incomprehensible poetry as a hoax, turned the poet laureate of the British Bolshevist Revolution; and the Chicago Record-Herald’s account of a few artwork scholars’ “trial” of Henri Matisse for “crimes opposed to anatomy.” An advent and headnotes by way of Leonard Diepeveen spotlight the usefulness of those items for comprehending media and public perceptions of a sort of paintings that will later enhance a virtually unassailable power.
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Mock Modernism: An Anthology of Parodies, Travesties, Frauds, 1910-1935 by Leonard Diepeveen