Taking Writing to Exception: By Way of Introduction

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:
Taking Writing to Exception: By Way of Introduction

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This chapter introduces the relationship of Western European democracy and the modernist avant-gardes. It identifies some of the scholars who considered this relationship, and looks at the concept of the state of exception. The chapter discusses three cases that are examined in detail in the following chapters: Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Richard Huelsenbeck and Paul van Ostaijen.

Keywords: democracy; modernist avant-gardes; state of exception; Filippo Tommaso Marinetti; Richard Huelsenbeck; Paul van Ostaijen

Chapter.  3540 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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