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At the Mercy of Their Clothes: Modernism, the Middlebrow, and British Garment Culture

Celia Marshik

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175043
eISBN:
9780231542968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175043.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In much of modern fiction, it is the clothes that make the character. Garments embody personal and national histories. They convey wealth, status, aspiration, and morality (or a lack thereof). They ... More


Hemingway’s Disappearing Style

Donal Harris

in On Company Time: American Modernism in the Big Magazines

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177726
eISBN:
9780231541343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177726.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The publication of Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea in Life magazine, where it sold more than two million copies in 48 hours, capstones two midcentury debates about the proper format of literature ... More


“Quota Quickies Threaten Audience Intelligence Levels!”: The Power of the Screen in Virginia Woolf’s “The Cinema” and “Middlebrow” and Betty Miller’s <i>Farewell Leicester Square</i>

Sarah Cornish

in Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781942954088
eISBN:
9781786944122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954088.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In 1926, Virginia Woolf wrote “The Cinema,” in which she expresses both her fascination for and her worry about the movies’ powerful influence over its spectators. Later, in “Middlebrow” (1932), she ... More


Cinema in the library

Alan O’Leary

in Alan Hollinghurst: Writing Under the Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719097171
eISBN:
9781526115201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097171.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyses the presence of the cinema in Hollinghurst’s The Swimming-Pool Library. It argues that cinema does not have a consistent role in the novel as motif or metaphor but functions ... More


Sagas and series, 1924–1928

Andrew Frayn

in Writing disenchantment: British First World War prose, 1914-30

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089220
eISBN:
9781781707333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089220.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The novel series of Ford Madox Ford and R. H. Mottram show clearly the development of disenchantment in the latter part of the post-war decade. Both write between the Victorian and the modern, ... More


Fighting the ‘battle of the brows’

Clarisse Berthezène

in Training minds for the war of ideas: Ashridge College, the Conservative Party and the cultural politics of Britain, 1929-54

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719086496
eISBN:
9781781708941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086496.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Conservative criticism of Left-wing thought, whether Socialist or Liberal, has always taken as a starting point its abstract reasoning. As a consequence, the attempt to construct a model of a ... More


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