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Durable Fluff: The Importance of Not Being Earnest

Robert Scholes

in Paradoxy of Modernism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108200
eISBN:
9780300128840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108200.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on a category of texts called “durable fluff”—texts that are “light and funny”, and manage to survive and find audiences at least as well as others that are intended to be ... More


Paradoxy of Modernism

Robert Scholes

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108200
eISBN:
9780300128840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108200.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book intervenes in ongoing discussions about modernism in the arts during the crucial half-century from 1895 to 1945. While critics of and apologists for modernism have defined modern art and ... More


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