Ardis, Ann, Modernism and Cultural Conflict, 1880-1922 (Cambridge University Press, 2002)

Situates canonical literary modernism in relation to other cultural forces (including middlebrow art and British feminism and socialism), demonstrating the strategies used by modernists to attain a pre-eminent position. Chapters focus on: Beatrice Webb; Syrett; Lawrence; Lewis; Wilde; and the journal New Age. The discussion moves outwards from these case studies to trace the conservative cultural and sexual politics which underlie the radical aesthetic of writers such as Pound, Joyce and Eliot.

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