Modernism and Nostalgia

Bodies, Locations, Aesthetics

  • Tammy Clewell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Past “Perfect” and Present “Tense”: The Abuses and Uses of Modernist Nostalgia

  3. Bodies

  4. Locations

  5. Aesthetics

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 262-273

About this book


This book addresses the multiple meanings of nostalgia in the literature of the period. Whether depicted as an emotion, remembrance, or fixation, these essays demonstrate that the nostalgic impulse reveals how deeply rooted in the damaged, the old, and the vanishing, were the variety of efforts to imagine and produce the new—the distinctly modern.


Modernism Nostalgia Memory Twentieth Century aesthetics David Herbert Lawrence poetry Rebecca West Virginia Woolf

Editors and affiliations

  • Tammy Clewell
    • 1
  1. 1.Kent State UniversityUSA

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