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The Resource Bloomsbury, Modernism, and the Reinvention of Intimacy, Jesse Wolfe

Bloomsbury, Modernism, and the Reinvention of Intimacy, Jesse Wolfe

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Bloomsbury, Modernism, and the Reinvention of Intimacy
Title
Bloomsbury, Modernism, and the Reinvention of Intimacy
Statement of responsibility
Jesse Wolfe
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Bloomsbury, Modernism, and the Reinvention of Intimacy integrates studies of six members and associates of the Bloomsbury group into a rich narrative of early twentieth century culture, encompassing changes in the demographics of private and public life, and Freudian and sexological assaults on middle-class proprieties Jesse Wolfe shows how numerous modernist writers felt torn between the inherited institutions of monogamy and marriage and emerging theories of sexuality which challenged Victorian notions of maleness and femaleness. For Wolfe, this ambivalence was a primary source of the Bloomsbury writers' aesthetic strength: Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence, and others brought the paradoxes of modern intimacy to thrilling life on the page. By combining literary criticism with forays into philosophy, psychoanalysis, sociology, and the avant-garde art of Vienna, this book offers a fresh account of the reciprocal relations between culture and society in that key site for literary modernism known as Bloomsbury"--
  • "Popular and scholarly interests in Bloomsbury have been robust in recent years, with film adaptations of Virginia Woolf's and E.M. Forster's novels, homages by Michael Cunningham and Zadie Smith, biographies of several group members, critical examinations of its literary and philosophical importance, and studies of its role in the history of liberalism, feminism, pacifism, gay liberation, and other aspects of culture and politics. This interest suggests that Bloomsbury illuminates many dimensions of modern life. The current turn in modernist studies - toward examining modernity (a social phenomenon) as the context for modernism (aesthetic responses to this phenomenon) - also suggests that Bloomsbury deserves a central role in the story of literary modernism"--
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1970-
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Wolfe, Jesse
Dewey number
823/.91209353222
Index
index present
LC call number
PR888.I64
LC item number
W65 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Intimacy (Psychology) in literature
  • Bloomsbury group
  • Intimacy (Psychology)
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Literature and society
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Label
Bloomsbury, Modernism, and the Reinvention of Intimacy, Jesse Wolfe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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: narrating Bloomsbury -- Part I. PHILOSOPHICAL BACKGROUNDS: 1. Yellowy goodness in Bloomsbury's bible; 2. Freud's denial of innocence -- Part II. DEFEATED HUSBANDS: 3. Forster's missing figures; 4. The love that cannot be escaped -- Part III. DOMESTIC ANGELS: 5. Woolf's sane woman in the attic; 6. A return to essences -- Conclusion: the prescience of the two Bloomsburies
Control code
689858494
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781107006041
Lccn
2010046600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)689858494
Label
Bloomsbury, Modernism, and the Reinvention of Intimacy, Jesse Wolfe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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: narrating Bloomsbury -- Part I. PHILOSOPHICAL BACKGROUNDS: 1. Yellowy goodness in Bloomsbury's bible; 2. Freud's denial of innocence -- Part II. DEFEATED HUSBANDS: 3. Forster's missing figures; 4. The love that cannot be escaped -- Part III. DOMESTIC ANGELS: 5. Woolf's sane woman in the attic; 6. A return to essences -- Conclusion: the prescience of the two Bloomsburies
Control code
689858494
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781107006041
Lccn
2010046600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)689858494

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