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Conclusion: Literature and ‘the resources of civilization’

Deaglán Ó Donghaile

in Blasted Literature

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780748640676
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651689 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640676.003.0007
Conclusion: Literature and ‘the resources of civilization’

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This chapter concludes that the texts studied in the previous chapters have addressed the issue of the appeal of political violence and have found a range that stretches across the divide between ‘highbrow’ and ‘lowbrow’ literature. It also reviews modernism, subversive identities and the language of political fear.

Keywords: political violence; highbrow literature; lowbrow literature; modernism; political fear; subversive identities

Chapter.  6145 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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