Harold Pinter and the Twilight of Modernism

Harold Pinter and the Twilight of Modernism

eBook - 2005
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"Examining plays from 1958 to 1996, Varun Begley's Harold Pinter and the Twilight of Modernism argues that Pinter's work simultaneously embodies the modernist principle of negation and the more fluid aesthetics of the postmodern." "Pinter is arguably one of the most popular and perplexing of modern dramatists writing in English. His plays prefigured, then chronicled, the crumbling divide between modernism and its historical 'others': popular entertainment, politically committed art, and technological mass culture. Begley sheds new light on Pinter's work by applying the methods and problems of cultural studies discourse. Viewing his plays as a series of responses to fundamental aesthetic and political questions within modernism, Begley argues that, collectively, they narrate a prehistory of the postmodern."--Jacket.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, Ä‚2005
ISBN: 9781442675629
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vi, 207 pages)


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