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Author Goldstone, Andrew, 1982-
Title Fictions of autonomy : modernism from Wilde to de Man / Andrew Goldstone.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]
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Author Goldstone, Andrew, 1982-
Series Modernist literature and culture
Modernist literature & culture.
Subject Literature, Modern -- 20th century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Modernism (Literature)
Autonomy (Philosophy)
Aestheticism (Literature)
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 204 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- An institutional approach -- Aesthetic autonomy in practice and philosophy -- The fictions of autonomy and their themes -- Modernist studies and the expanded field -- Autonomy from labor: in service to art for art's sake from Wilde to Prouse -- Aesthetic autonomy? Our servants will do that for us -- Wilde: the truth of masks with manners -- Huysmans: the decadent master-servant dialectic -- Henry James: the subtlety of service -- Proust: service in the magic circle -- Aestheticist self-consciousness -- Autonomy from the person: impersonality and lateness in Eliot and Adorno -- Adorno's theory of impersonality -- Eliot's late style, 1910-58 -- Four Quarters and musical lateness -- The late style and the intentional fallacy -- Expatriation as autonomy: Djuna Barnes, James Joyce, and aesthetic cosmopolitanism -- Nightwood: the luminous deterioration of cosmopolitanism -- French nights and the artist's lifestyle -- Wandering Jews, wandering Americans -- "Vagaries Malicieux": losing all connection at the Deux Magots -- Stephen Dedalus's hat -- Literature without external reference: tautology in Wallace Stevens and Paul de Man -- The aesthete is the aesthete -- The academy of fine ideas: Stevens and de Man in the University -- De Man, modernism, and the correspondence theory -- The sound of autonomy -- The plain sense of tautology -- Epilogue: autonomy now -- Autonomy, literary study, and knowledge production -- Autonomy abroad: proliferation on the world stage -- The truth about fictions of autonomy.
Note Print version record.
Summary 'Fictions of Autonomy' presents a revisionary account of aesthetic autonomy and transnational modernism with a range of readings that includes works by Wilde, Eliot, Joyce, Barnes, and Stevens alongside writings by theorists like Adorno and de Man.
ISBN 9780199861132 (electronic bk.)
0199861137 (electronic bk.)
019933272X (electronic bk.)
9780199332724 (electronic bk.)
9780199861125
0199861129
OCLC # 859154762
Additional Format Print version: Goldstone, Andrew, 1982- Fictions of autonomy 9780199861125 (DLC) 2012017544 (OCoLC)793503461


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