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The Resource Anti-Nazi modernism : the challenges of resistance in 1930s fiction, Mia Spiro

Anti-Nazi modernism : the challenges of resistance in 1930s fiction, Mia Spiro

Label
Anti-Nazi modernism : the challenges of resistance in 1930s fiction
Title
Anti-Nazi modernism
Title remainder
the challenges of resistance in 1930s fiction
Statement of responsibility
Mia Spiro
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Mia Spiro's Anti-Nazi Modernism marks a major step forward in the critical debates over the relationship between modernist art and politics. Spiro analyzes the antifascist, and particularly anti-Nazi, narrative methods used by key British and American fiction writers in the 1930s. Focusing on works by Djuna Barnes, Christopher Isherwood, and Virginia Woolf, Spiro illustrates how these writers use an "anti-Nazi aesthetic" to target and expose Nazism's murderous discourse of exclusion. The three writers challenge the illusion of harmony and unity promoted by the Nazi spectacle in parades, film, rallies, and propaganda. Spiro illustrates how their writings, seldom read in this way, resonate with the psychological and social theories of the period and warn against Nazism's suppression of individuality. Her approach also demonstrates how historical and cultural contexts complicate the works, often reinforcing the oppressive discourses they aim to attack. This book explores the textual ambivalences toward the "Others" in society--most prominently the Modern Woman, the homosexual, and the Jew. By doing so, Spiro uncovers important clues to the sexual and racial politics that were widespread in Europe and the United States in the years leading up to World War II."--Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spiro, Mia
Dewey number
823.9120935843086
Index
index present
LC call number
PR888.M63
LC item number
S65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cultural expressions of World War II : interwar preludes, responses, memory
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Barnes, Djuna
  • Isherwood, Christopher
  • American fiction
  • English fiction
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Anti-Nazi movement in literature
Label
Anti-Nazi modernism : the challenges of resistance in 1930s fiction, Mia Spiro
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Spectacular Nazism and subversive performances -- Vamps, tramps, and Nazis: representations of spectacular female characters -- Seeing Jewish or seeing "the Jew"? the spectral Jewish other -- Eventually we're all queer: fascism, Nazism, and homosexuality -- Conclusion: can fiction make a difference? Writing and reading resistance
Control code
781680909
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 308 pages
Isbn
9780810128637
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012022483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)781680909
Label
Anti-Nazi modernism : the challenges of resistance in 1930s fiction, Mia Spiro
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Spectacular Nazism and subversive performances -- Vamps, tramps, and Nazis: representations of spectacular female characters -- Seeing Jewish or seeing "the Jew"? the spectral Jewish other -- Eventually we're all queer: fascism, Nazism, and homosexuality -- Conclusion: can fiction make a difference? Writing and reading resistance
Control code
781680909
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 308 pages
Isbn
9780810128637
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012022483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)781680909

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