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By Jonathan Greenberg

ISBN-10: 1107008492

ISBN-13: 9781107008496

during this groundbreaking research, Jonathan Greenberg locates a satiric sensibility on the middle of the trendy. by way of selling an antisentimental schooling, modernism denied the authority of emotion to assure ethical and literary worth. as a substitute, it fostered subtle, indifferent and it sounds as if merciless attitudes towards soreness and pain. This sensibility challenged the novel's humanistic culture, set ethics and aesthetics into clash and essentially altered the ways in which we all know and think. via full of life and unique readings of works by way of Evelyn Waugh, Stella Gibbons, Nathanael West, Djuna Barnes, Samuel Beckett and others, this ebook analyzes a physique of literature - overdue modernist satire - which may seem through turns aloof, sadistic, hilarious, ironic and poignant, yet which always questions inherited modes of feeling. via spotting the centrality of satire to modernist aesthetics, Greenberg deals not just a brand new bankruptcy within the background of satire yet a persuasive new suggestion of what made modernism modern.

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