The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity: Small Incisive Shocks

Nel, Philip

Published by University Press of Mississippi, 2009
ISBN 10: 1604732520 / ISBN 13: 9781604732528
New / Soft cover / Quantity Available: 0
From Kennys Bookstore (Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

2009. Paperback. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781604732528

About this title:

Synopsis:

Was there a sudden break in the world of art, literature, and music when modernism gave way to postmodernism?

Philip Nel attacks the notion of tremendous and sudden change in artistic understanding and literary practice. Instead, in The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity: Small Incisive Shocks he proposes that a series of small but far-reaching changes drew understanding from modernism to postmodernism.

What bonds these two periods together? The constant agent of change, Nel argues, was the avant-garde. Tracking its influence on novelists, popular culture figures, and children’s authors, this book re-evaluates how twentieth-century culture has been traditionally divided into “modern” and “postmodern.”

Suggesting that a modernism and postmodernism division prevents accurate evaluation of a work, Nel realigns our conceptions of twentieth-century literature, art, and music. Focusing on eight figures―Nathanael West, Djuna Barnes, Dr. Seuss, Donald Barthelme, Don DeLillo, Chris Van Allsburg, Laurie Anderson, and Leonard Cohen―as representative, The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity examines works along a spectrum of political involvement.

This first book to analyze postmodern children’s literature revives the radical Dr. Seuss by reading him alongside avant-garde artists. Nel argues that Chris Van Allsburg speaks the internet generation’s vernacular, using a surrealist idiom to pose questions that linger beyond his picture books’ final pages.

The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity is a nuanced and wide-ranging re-reading of how postmodernism displays art’s ability to imagine a better world.

From the Inside Flap: An evaluation that tracks American culture’s shift from modernism into postmodernism

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity: ...
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Philip Nel
Published by Rethink Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 1604732520 ISBN 13: 9781604732528
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rethink Press, 2002. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # LQ-9781604732528

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
17.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9.01
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Philip Nel
Published by Rethink Press, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 1604732520 ISBN 13: 9781604732528
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rethink Press, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Was there a sudden break in the world of art, literature, and music when modernism gave way to postmodernism?Philip Nel attacks the notion of tremendous and sudden change in artistic understanding and literary practice. Instead, in The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity: Small Incisive Shocks he proposes that a series of small but far-reaching changes drew understanding from modernism to postmodernism.What bonds these two periods together? The constant agent of change, Nel argues, was the avant-garde. Tracking its influence on novelists, popular culture figures, and children?s authors, this book re-evaluates how twentieth-century culture has been traditionally divided into ?modern? and ?postmodern.?Suggesting that a modernism and postmodernism division prevents accurate evaluation of a work, Nel realigns our conceptions of twentieth-century literature, art, and music. Focusing on eight figures?Nathanael West, Djuna Barnes, Dr. Seuss, Donald Barthelme, Don DeLillo, Chris Van Allsburg, Laurie Anderson, and Leonard Cohen?as representative, The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity examines works along a spectrum of political involvement.This first book to analyze postmodern children?s literature revives the radical Dr. Seuss by reading him alongside avant-garde artists. Nel argues that Chris Van Allsburg speaks the internet generation?s vernacular, using a surrealist idiom to pose questions that linger beyond his picture books? final pages.The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity is a nuanced and wide-ranging re-reading of how postmodernism displays art?s ability to imagine a better world. Bookseller Inventory # TNP9781604732528

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
19.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Philip Nel
Published by Rethink Press, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 1604732520 ISBN 13: 9781604732528
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rethink Press, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Was there a sudden break in the world of art, literature, and music when modernism gave way to postmodernism?Philip Nel attacks the notion of tremendous and sudden change in artistic understanding and literary practice. Instead, in The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity: Small Incisive Shocks he proposes that a series of small but far-reaching changes drew understanding from modernism to postmodernism.What bonds these two periods together? The constant agent of change, Nel argues, was the avant-garde. Tracking its influence on novelists, popular culture figures, and children s authors, this book re-evaluates how twentieth-century culture has been traditionally divided into modern and postmodern. Suggesting that a modernism and postmodernism division prevents accurate evaluation of a work, Nel realigns our conceptions of twentieth-century literature, art, and music. Focusing on eight figures--Nathanael West, Djuna Barnes, Dr. Seuss, Donald Barthelme, Don DeLillo, Chris Van Allsburg, Laurie Anderson, and Leonard Cohen--as representative, The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity examines works along a spectrum of political involvement.This first book to analyze postmodern children s literature revives the radical Dr. Seuss by reading him alongside avant-garde artists. Nel argues that Chris Van Allsburg speaks the internet generation s vernacular, using a surrealist idiom to pose questions that linger beyond his picture books final pages.The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity is a nuanced and wide-ranging re-reading of how postmodernism displays art s ability to imagine a better world. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781604732528

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
19.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Nel, Philip
Published by University Press of Mississippi (2016)
ISBN 10: 1604732520 ISBN 13: 9781604732528
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9781604732528_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
20.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Philip Nel
Published by Rethink Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 1604732520 ISBN 13: 9781604732528
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rethink Press, 2002. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9781604732528

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
19.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Philip Nel
Published by Rethink Press, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 1604732520 ISBN 13: 9781604732528
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rethink Press, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Was there a sudden break in the world of art, literature, and music when modernism gave way to postmodernism?Philip Nel attacks the notion of tremendous and sudden change in artistic understanding and literary practice. Instead, in The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity: Small Incisive Shocks he proposes that a series of small but far-reaching changes drew understanding from modernism to postmodernism.What bonds these two periods together? The constant agent of change, Nel argues, was the avant-garde. Tracking its influence on novelists, popular culture figures, and children s authors, this book re-evaluates how twentieth-century culture has been traditionally divided into modern and postmodern. Suggesting that a modernism and postmodernism division prevents accurate evaluation of a work, Nel realigns our conceptions of twentieth-century literature, art, and music. Focusing on eight figures--Nathanael West, Djuna Barnes, Dr. Seuss, Donald Barthelme, Don DeLillo, Chris Van Allsburg, Laurie Anderson, and Leonard Cohen--as representative, The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity examines works along a spectrum of political involvement.This first book to analyze postmodern children s literature revives the radical Dr. Seuss by reading him alongside avant-garde artists. Nel argues that Chris Van Allsburg speaks the internet generation s vernacular, using a surrealist idiom to pose questions that linger beyond his picture books final pages.The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity is a nuanced and wide-ranging re-reading of how postmodernism displays art s ability to imagine a better world. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781604732528

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
22.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Nel, Philip
Published by University Press of Mississipp (2017)
ISBN 10: 1604732520 ISBN 13: 9781604732528
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississipp, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 1604732520

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
23.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.51
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Nel, Philip
Published by University Press of Mississippi 6/1/2009 (2009)
ISBN 10: 1604732520 ISBN 13: 9781604732528
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi 6/1/2009, 2009. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity: Small Incisive Shocks. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9781604732528

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
25.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Philip Nel
Published by University Press of Mississippi (2009)
ISBN 10: 1604732520 ISBN 13: 9781604732528
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi, 2009. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand for shipment within 3 working days. Bookseller Inventory # GM9781604732528

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
26.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.67
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

NEL
Published by University Press of Mississippi (2017)
ISBN 10: 1604732520 ISBN 13: 9781604732528
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9781604732528 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Print on Demand title, produced to the highest standard, and there would be a delay in dispatch of around 10 working days. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE01389191

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
23.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 6 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book