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LITERATURE IN THE FIRST MEDIA AGE

BRITAIN BETWEEN THE WARS
TROTTER, DAVID

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DetailsHARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
2013
352 Pages
Format: Cartone
ISBN: 9780674073159
Language: INGLÉSCategory: Western Literature Studies
DescriptionThe period between the World Wars was one of the richest and most inventive in the long history of British literature. Interwar lite rature, David Trotter argues, stood apart by virtue of the sheer intelligence of the enquiries it undertook into the technological m ediation of experience. After around 1925, literary works began to portray communication by telephone, television, radio, and sound cinema--and to examine the sorts of behavior made possible for the first time by virtual interaction. And they filled up, too, with the look, sound, smell, taste, and feel of the new synthetic and semi-synthetic materials that were reshaping everyday modern life.N ew media and new materials gave writers a fresh opportunity to reimagine both how lives might be lived and how literature might be w ritten. Today, Trotter observes, such material and immaterial mediations have become even more decisive. Communications technology i s an attitude before it is a machine or a set of codes. It is an idea about the prosthetic enhancement of our capacity to communicat e. The writers who first woke up to this fact were not postwar, postmodern, or post-anything else: some of the best of them lived an d wrote in the British Isles in the period between the World Wars. In defining what they achieved, this book creates a new literary canon of works distinguished formally and thematically by their alertness to the implications of new media and new materials.

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