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The Trauma of Literature: A Promenade through the Archive on the Avant-Garde and Politics

Sascha Bru

in Democracy, Law and the Modernist Avant-Gardes

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780748639250
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651931 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639250.003.0001
The Trauma of Literature: A Promenade through the Archive on the Avant-Garde and Politics

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This chapter explains why Renato Poggioli's challenge to the relationship between democracy and modernist avant-garde has managed to stay undetected, presenting the author's personal method of reading, as well as a selective survey of the ways modernist avant-garde literature has been related to (democratic) politics.

Keywords: Renato Poggioli; democracy; modernist avant-garde; method of reading; literature; democratic politics

Chapter.  13831 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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