9780822307679-0822307677-Five Faces of Modernity: Modernism, Avant-garde, Decadence, Kitsch, Postmodernism

Five Faces of Modernity: Modernism, Avant-garde, Decadence, Kitsch, Postmodernism

ISBN-13: 9780822307679
ISBN-10: 0822307677
Edition: 2nd Revised ed.
Author: Calinescu, Matei
Publication date: 1987
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 422 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780822307679
ISBN-10: 0822307677
Edition: 2nd Revised ed.
Author: Calinescu, Matei
Publication date: 1987
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 422 pages

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Acknowledged authors Calinescu, Matei wrote Five Faces of Modernity: Modernism, Avant-garde, Decadence, Kitsch, Postmodernism comprising 422 pages back in 1987. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0822307677 and 9780822307679. Since then Five Faces of Modernity: Modernism, Avant-garde, Decadence, Kitsch, Postmodernism textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Five Faces of Modernity is a series of semantic and cultural biographies of words that have taken on special significance in the last century and a half or so: modernity, avant-garde, decadence, kitsch, and postmodernism. The concept of modernity—the notion that we, the living, are different and somehow superior to our predecessors and that our civilization is likely to be succeeded by one even superior to ours—is a relatively recent Western invention and one whose time may already have passed, if we believe its postmodern challengers. Calinescu documents the rise of cultural modernity and, in tracing the shifting senses of the five terms under scrutiny, illustrates the intricate value judgments, conflicting orientations, and intellectual paradoxes to which it has given rise.
Five Faces of Modernity attempts to do for the foundations of the modernist critical lexicon what earlier terminological studies have done for such complex categories as classicism, baroque, romanticism, realism, or symbolism and thereby fill a gap in literary scholarship. On another, more ambitious level, Calinescu deals at length with the larger issues, dilemmas, ideological tensions, and perplexities brought about by the assertion of modernity.
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