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Published: 16 April 2021

240 Pages | 10 black & white illustrations


ISBN: 9780198852445

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Wastepaper Modernism

Twentieth-Century Fiction and the Ruins of Print

Joseph Elkanah Rosenberg

Oxford Mid-Century Studies Series

  • Challenges the technological focus of recent approaches to modernism and media, arguing that at the same time that writers turned to cinema, photography, and radio, they also thought about the ephemeral nature of the book's own primary medium of paper
  • Exposes an anxiety about literature's status as a medium that long precedes current concerns about the death of the book
  • Examines a wide range of canonical and non-canonical works by Henry James, D.H. Lawrence, Elizabeth Bowen, Graham Greene, G.W. Stonier, Rose Macaulay, Vladimir Nabokov, and others

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