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The Paper State: Paul van Ostaijen, Expressionism and Constitutional Heterotopia

Sascha Bru

in Democracy, Law and the Modernist Avant-Gardes: Writing in the State of Exception

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639250
eISBN:
9780748651931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639250.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on Paul van Ostaijen, who was mostly responsible for the arrival of expressionism in Flanders, Belgium, studying his attempts to bring out a state through literature and the ... More


Democracy, Law and the Modernist Avant-Gardes: Writing in the State of Exception

Sascha Bru

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639250
eISBN:
9780748651931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639250.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book looks at the ties between European modernism and democracy in a cross-cultural manner. Focusing on the continental avant-gardes of the nineteen-tens and twenties, it fundamentally revises ... More


Taking Writing to Exception: By Way of Introduction

Sascha Bru

in Democracy, Law and the Modernist Avant-Gardes: Writing in the State of Exception

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639250
eISBN:
9780748651931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639250.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

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 ... More


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