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Modernist Commitments: Ethics, Politics, and Transnational Modernism

Jessica Berman


This book demonstrates how modernist narrative connects ethical attitudes and responsibilities to the active creation of political relationships and the way we imagine justice. It challenges divisions between “modernist” and “committed” writing, arguing that a continuum of political engagement undergirds modernisms worldwide and that it is strengthened rather than hindered by formal experimentation. In addition to making the case for a transnational model of modernism, the book shows how modernism's play with formal matters, its challenge to the boundaries between fact and fiction, its incorpo ... More

Keywords: modernist narrative, ethical attitudes, justice, political engagement, modernism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780231149518
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231149518.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jessica Berman, author