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Genevieve Abravanel's Americanizing Britain: The Rise of Modernism in the Age of PDF

By Genevieve Abravanel

ISBN-10: 0190272414

ISBN-13: 9780190272418

ISBN-10: 0199754454

ISBN-13: 9780199754458

How did nice Britain, which entered the 20 th century as a dominant empire, reinvent itself in response to its fears and fantasies in regards to the usa? Investigating the anxieties because of the invasion of yank culture-from jazz to Ford motorized vehicles to Hollywood films-during the 1st 1/2 the 20 th century, Genevieve Abravanel theorizes the increase of the yankee leisure Empire as a brand new variety of imperialism that threatened Britain's own.

In the early 20th century, the USA excited a number of utopian and dystopian energies in Britain. Authors who may perhaps typically appear to have little in common-H.G. Wells, Aldous Huxley, and Virginia Woolf-began to visualize Britain's destiny through America. Abravanel explores how those novelists formed transatlantic fictions as a reaction to the encroaching presence of Uncle Sam. She then turns her realization to the coming of jazz after global battle I, displaying how a variety of writers, from Elizabeth Bowen to W.H. Auden, deployed the hot tune as a metaphor for the modernization of britain. the worldwide phenomenon of Hollywood movie proved much more menacing than the jazz craze, prompting nostalgia for English people tradition and a lament for Britain's literary background. Abravanel then refracts British debates approximately the United States in the course of the writing of 2 key cultural critics: F.R. Leavis and T.S. Eliot. In so doing, she demonstrates the interdependencies of a few of the main adored different types of literary study-language, state, and creative value-by situating the high-low debates inside a transatlantic framework.

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