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Literary primitivism, Ben Etherington

Label
Literary primitivism
Title
Literary primitivism
Statement of responsibility
Ben Etherington
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book fundamentally rethinks a pervasive and controversial concept in literary criticism and the history of ideas. Primitivism has long been accepted as a transhistorical tendency of the "civilized" to idealize that primitive condition against which they define themselves. In the modern era, this has been a matter of the "West" projecting its primitivist fantasies onto non-Western "others." Arguing instead that primitivism was an aesthetic mode produced in reaction to the apotheosis of European imperialism, and that the most intensively primitivist literary works were produced by imperialism's colonized subjects, the book overturns basic assumptions of the last two generations of literary scholarship. Against the grain, Ben Etherington contends that primitivism was an important, if vexed, utopian project rather than a form of racist discourse, a mode that emerged only when modern capitalism was at the point of subsuming all human communities into itself. The primitivist project was an attempt, through art, to recreate a "primitive" condition then perceived to be at its vanishing point. The first overview of this vast topic in forty years, Literary Primitivism maps out previous scholarly paradigms, provides a succinct and readable account of its own methodology, and presents critical readings of key writers, including Aime Cesaire, Frantz Fanon, D.H. Lawrence, and Claude McKay
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Etherington, Ben
Dewey number
809/.9145
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.P7
LC item number
E86 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Primitivism in literature
  • Literature
  • Literature, Modern
  • Literature, Modern
  • Literature
  • Primitivism in literature
Label
Literary primitivism, Ben Etherington
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
Primitivism after its poststructural eclipse -- Primitivism and philo-primitivism -- Primitivism and negritude -- The question of representation -- Primitivism and knowledge : Césaire, Fanon, and immediacy as a project -- D.H. Lawrence's narrative primitivism -- Claude McKay's primitivist narration -- Conclusion : primitivism, decolonization, and world literature
Control code
1019631805
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781503602366
Lccn
2017028665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019631805
Label
Literary primitivism, Ben Etherington
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
Primitivism after its poststructural eclipse -- Primitivism and philo-primitivism -- Primitivism and negritude -- The question of representation -- Primitivism and knowledge : Césaire, Fanon, and immediacy as a project -- D.H. Lawrence's narrative primitivism -- Claude McKay's primitivist narration -- Conclusion : primitivism, decolonization, and world literature
Control code
1019631805
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781503602366
Lccn
2017028665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019631805

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