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The Art of Hunger: Aesthetic Autonomy and the Afterlives of Modernism

Alys Moody

Abstract

As literary modernism was emerging in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a number of its most important figures and precursors began to talk about their own writing as a kind of starvation. The Art of Hunger: Aesthetic Autonomy and the Afterlives of Modernism uses this trope as a lens through which to examine contemporary literature’s engagement with modernism, arguing that hunger offers a way of grappling with the fate of aesthetic autonomy through modernism’s late twentieth-century afterlives. The art of hunger appears at moments where aesthetic autonomy enters a period of cr ... More

Keywords: modernism, aesthetic autonomy, hunger, Samuel Beckett, Paul Auster, J. M. Coetzee

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198828891
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198828891.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alys Moody, author
Lecturer in English, Macquarie University

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