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The Modernist Cult of Ugliness

Aesthetic and Gender Politics

The Modernist Cult of Ugliness( )
Author: Higgins, Lesley
Publication Date:Aug 2002
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $139.99
Book Description:

'Cult of Ugliness', Ezra Pound's phrase, powerfully summarizes the ways in which modernists such as Pound, T.S. Eliot, Wyndham Lewis, and T.E. Hulme - the self styled 'Men of 1914' - responded to the 'horrid or sordid or disgusting' conditions of modernity by radically changing aesthetic theory and literary practices. Only the representation of 'ugliness', they protested, would produce the new, truly 'beautiful' work of art. Claiming membership in a cult, however playfully, was a...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Philosophy / Aesthetics
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):4.6 x 10.7 x 0.96 Inches
Book Weight:1.221 Pounds

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