Art History And Postwar Fiction

Art  History  and Postwar Fiction
Publisher Oxford English Monographs
Release Date
Category Art
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9780198824459
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews

Art, History, and Postwar Fiction explores the ways in which novelists responded to the visual arts from the aftermath of the Second World War to the present day. If art had long served as a foil to enable novelists to reflect on their craft, this book argues that in the postwar period, novelists turned to the visual arts to develop new ways of conceptualizing the relationship between literature and history. The sense that the novel was becalmed in the end of history was pervasive in the postwar decades. In seeming to bring modernism to a climax whilst repeating its foundational gestures, visual art also raised questions about the relationship between continuity and change in the development of art. In chapters on Samuel Beckett, William Gaddis, John Berger, and W. G. Sebald, and shorter discussions of writers like Doris Lessing, Kathy Acker, and Teju Cole, this book shows that writing about art was often a means of commenting on historical developments of the period: the Cold War, the New Left, the legacy of the Holocaust. Furthermore, it argues that forms of postwar visual art, from abstraction to the readymade, offered novelists ways of thinking about the relationship between form and history that went beyond models of reflection or determination. By doing so, this book also argues that attention to interactions between literature and art can provide critics with new ways to think about the relationship between literature and history beyond reductive oppositions between formalism and historicism, autonomy and context.

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  • Publisher : Oxford English Monographs
  • Release Date : 2019-02-06

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  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 1998-03-01

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012

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  • Author : Sarah J. Montross
  • Publisher : Bowdoin College Museum of Art & the Mit Press
  • Release Date : 2015-03

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  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-15

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  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Release Date : 1989-10-31

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-04-01

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  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2015-06-28

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1991

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  • Release Date : 2012-10-31

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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-08-30

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-07-15

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