The extinct scene reads a range of mid century texts films and phenomena that reflect the decline of the british empire and shifts in the global political order davis recasts late modernism as an art of scale by detailing the particulars of everyday life the movement could better project the large scale undoing of history. The extinct scene is a superb conceptual and historical contribution to twentieth century literary studies treating the period of geopolitical crisis between world war i and world war ii thomas s davis rethinks the legacies of avant gardism and modernism in britain in the wake of world war i tracing an outward turn that enfolds modernist techniques into realist forms with astute readings of texts and films that focus on everyday scenes and objects amid bombed landscapes . Amazoncom the extinct scene late modernism and everyday life modernist latitudes ebook davis thomas kindle store. The extinct scene late modernism and everyday life columbia university press modernist latitudes series 2016 in this study i try to unfold the relationship between late modernisms various forms of attention to everyday life and the upheavals in the world system that shifted the locus of power from britain to america after the second world war. Series modernist latitudes contents introduction late modernism and the outward turn the last snapshot of the british intelligentsia documentary mass observation and the fate of the liberal avant garde the historical novel at historys end late modernisms geopolitical imagination everyday life in the global hot zones war gothic it is de age of colonial concern
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