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The Resource Modernism and the culture of celebrity, Aaron Jaffe

Modernism and the culture of celebrity, Aaron Jaffe

Label
Modernism and the culture of celebrity
Title
Modernism and the culture of celebrity
Statement of responsibility
Aaron Jaffe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Aaron Jaffe investigates the relationship between two phenomena that arrived on the historical stage in the first decades of the twentieth century: modernist literature and modern celebrity culture. Jaffe systematically traces and theorizes the deeper dependencies between these two influential forms of cultural value. He examines the paradox that modernist authors, while rejecting mass culture in favor of elite cultural forms, reflected the economy of celebrity culture in their strategies for creating a market for their work. Through collaboration, networking, reviewing and editing each other's works, T.S. Eliot, James Joyce, Ezra Pound, and Wyndham Lewis, among others, constructed their literary reputations and publicized the project of modernism. Jaffe uses substantial archival research to show how literary fame was made by exploiting the very market forces that modernists claimed to reject. This innovative study illuminates not only the way high modernist reputations were constructed, but also the cultural impact and continued relevance of the modernist project."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jaffe, Aaron
Dewey number
820.9/112
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR478.M6
LC item number
J34 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Literature and society
  • Literature publishing
  • Authors and readers
  • American literature
  • Authorship
  • Celebrities
Label
Modernism and the culture of celebrity, Aaron Jaffe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-238) 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
The work of modernism in an age of celebrity -- Ordinary modernism -- Towards an axiology of modernism -- Imprimaturs : difficult impressions -- Within or behind, or beyond or above -- Modernist afterlife, proximate politics -- Experiments in modernist vanitas -- Adjectives : a well-regulated economy -- The symptom of Eliot -- Parody, plagiarism, protocols -- "Downstream modernism" -- Collaborative work : worth introducing -- Phallomorphosis -- Promotional networking -- Institutions, outrages, and postcards -- 1910 and/or1914 -- Elongated noses -- Blasting and blessing -- Portraiture refigured
Control code
55665594
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 248 pages
Isbn
9780521843010
Lccn
2004051947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Modernism and the culture of celebrity, Aaron Jaffe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-238) 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
The work of modernism in an age of celebrity -- Ordinary modernism -- Towards an axiology of modernism -- Imprimaturs : difficult impressions -- Within or behind, or beyond or above -- Modernist afterlife, proximate politics -- Experiments in modernist vanitas -- Adjectives : a well-regulated economy -- The symptom of Eliot -- Parody, plagiarism, protocols -- "Downstream modernism" -- Collaborative work : worth introducing -- Phallomorphosis -- Promotional networking -- Institutions, outrages, and postcards -- 1910 and/or1914 -- Elongated noses -- Blasting and blessing -- Portraiture refigured
Control code
55665594
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 248 pages
Isbn
9780521843010
Lccn
2004051947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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