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London: Rhymers, Imagists, and Vorticists

Andrew Thacker

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/9780199545445.013.0039

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

 London: Rhymers, Imagists, and Vorticists

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This article examines the conception of London as a modernist city during the early twentieth century. It explains that modernist movements of Imagism and Vorticism share a cultural response with certain decadent, aesthetic, and symbolist groupings in the 1880s and 1890s. The article suggests that a useful concept with which to understand the nature of artistic movements in this period is the idea of a cultural formation, a term Raymond William used to analyse culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Keywords: London; modernist city; modernist movements; Imagism; Vorticism; cultural response; artistic movements; Raymond William; cultural formation

Article.  9391 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets) ; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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