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On Company TimeAmerican Modernism in the Big Magazines$
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Donal Harris

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231177726

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231177726.001.0001

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Our Eliot

Our Eliot

Mass Modernism and the American Century

(p.141) Chapter 4 Our Eliot
On Company Time

Donal Harris

Columbia University Press

The mid-century explosion of articles about and reproductions of T.S. Eliot’s work in the pages of big magazines like Time and Life repatriates modernism, especially Eliot's The Waste Land, as the cultural arm of Cold War American nationalism. Thus, at the same time that modernism saturates American popular culture, mass-market magazines reimagine themselves as modernist texts.

Keywords:   T.S. Eliot, The American Century, Cold War, Modernism, Time magazine, nationalism

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