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Violence, Art, and War

Marina MacKay

in The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199545445
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199545445.013.0027

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

 Violence, Art, and War

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This article examines the relation of modernism with war, art, and violence. It describes the nature and objectives of modernist studies during World Wars 1 and 2. The article discusses some of the most notable modernist narratives about war, and examines the modernist writers' motivations for writing about suffering and violence associated with war. It highlights modernists authors' loss of interest in war and violence after World War 2.

Keywords: modernism; war; art; violence; modernist narrative; suffering

Article.  7694 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards) ; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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