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Lateness and modernism : untimely ideas about music, literature and politics in interwar Britain

Title
Lateness and modernism : untimely ideas about music, literature and politics in interwar Britain / Sarah Collins.
ISBN
9781108481496
1108481493
9781108722667
1108722660
Publication
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Physical Description
xiv, 174 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 26 cm.
Summary
In the aftermath of World War I, a sense of impasse and thwarted promise shaped the political and cultural spheres in Britain. Writers such as D. H. Lawrence, Hilda Doolittle, T. S. Eliot and Wyndham Lewis were among the literary figures who responded by pursuing vividness, autonomy and impersonality in their work. Yet the extent to which these practices were reflected in ideas about music from within the same milieu has remained unrecognised. Uncovering the work of composer-critics who worked alongside these figures - including Philip Heseltine (Peter Warlock), Cecil Gray and Kaikhosru Sorabji - Sarah Collins traces the shared tendencies of literary and musical modernisms in interwar Britain. Collins explores the political investments underpinning these tendencies, as well as the influence of English Nietzscheanism and related intellectual currents, arguing that a particular conception of the self, history, and the public characterised an ethos of 'lateness' within this milieu.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
September 26, 2019
Series
Music since 1900.
Music since 1900
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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