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Portable Modernisms: The Art of Travelling Light

Emily Ridge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474419598
eISBN:
9781474434621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419598.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Luggage is an overlooked detail in the stock sketch of the expatriated modernist writer from the valise-fashioned desks of both James Joyce and Vladimir Nabokov to the lost manuscript-laden cases of ... More


‘No one is safe from the beggar’s pack’: Portability and Precarity

Emily Ridge

in Portable Modernisms: The Art of Travelling Light

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474419598
eISBN:
9781474434621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419598.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 3 traces the progressive alignment of portability with precarity from the late 1920s to the 1940s against a backdrop of political instability. The unfolding crisis of mass displacement across ... More


Conclusion

Emily Ridge

in Portable Modernisms: The Art of Travelling Light

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474419598
eISBN:
9781474434621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419598.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The conclusion briefly reviews the chief concerns of the book but also addresses the status of literary portability after World War II. Using Graham Greene’s Travels with my Aunt (1969) and Marcel ... More


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