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American Superrealism Nathanael West and the Politics of Representation in the 1930s

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American Superrealism Nathanael West and the Politics of Representation in the 1930s Synopsis

Nathanael West has been hailed as an apocalyptic writer, a writer on the left, and a precursor to postmodernism. But until now no critic has succeeded in fully engaging West's distinctive method of negation. In American Superrealism, Jonathan Veitch examines West's letters, short stories, screenplays and novels - some of which are discussed here for the first time - as well as West's collaboration with William Carlos Williams during their tenure as the editors of Contact. Locating West in a lively, American avant-garde tradition that sketches from Marcel Duchamp to Andy Warhol, Veitch explores the possibilities and limitations of dada and surrealism - the use of readymades, scatalogical humor, human machines, exquisite corpses - as modes of social criticism.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780299157043
Publication date: 30th November 1997
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Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 232 pages
Categories: Literary studies: from c 1900 -, Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers,

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