In this groundbreaking study, Jonathan Greenberg locates a satiric sensibility at the heart of the modern. By promoting an antisentimental education, modernism denied the authority of emotion to guarantee moral and literary value. Instead, it fostered sophisticated, detached and apparently cruel attitudes toward pain and suffering. This sensibility challenged the novel's humanistic tradition.
In satire, evil, folly, and weakness are held up to ridicule - to the delight of some and the outrage of others. Satire may claim the higher purpose of social critique or moral reform, or it may simply revel in its own transgressive laughter. It exposes frauds, debunks ideals, binds communities, starts arguments, and evokes unconscious fantasies. It has been a central literary genre since.
I've published two books on satire: Modernism, Satire, and The Novel (2011), and The Cambridge Introduction to Satire (2019). I also co-edited a collection of essays on Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (2016). I also recently published Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving, co-written with CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Mo Rocca, that looks at a wide range of people and cultural phenomena.
In this groundbreaking study, Jonathan Greenberg locates a satiric sensibility at the heart of the modern. By promoting an antisentimental education, modernism denied the authority of emotion to guarantee moral and literary value. Instead, it fostered sophisticated, detached and apparently cruel.
This collection of essays provides new readings of Huxley's classic dystopian satire, Brave New World (1932). Leading international scholars consider from new angles the historical contexts in which the book was written and the cultural legacies in which it looms large. The volume affirms Huxley's prescient critiques of modernity and his continuing relevance to debates about political power.Learn More
Dr Jonathan Greenberg is Associate Professor in the English Department at Montclair State University, USA. He is the author of Modernism, Satire, and the Novel (2011). Dr Nathan Waddell is Assistant Professor in the School of English at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is the author of Modernist Nowheres (2012). List of Contributors.Learn More
The Ends of Satire in A Handful of Dust JONATHAN GREENBERG One must have a heart of stone to read the death of Little Nell without laughing. Oscar Wilde Wallace Stevens wrote that death is the mother of beauty, but for Evelyn Waugh death more often gives birth to comedy. In Decline and Fall, a schoolboy is killed by a stray bullet from a track official's misfired pistol. In Vile Bodies, a.Learn More
Similarly, Jonathan Greenberg’s Satire, Modernism and the Novel (2011) draws attention to the wide array of satirical practices during the ascendency of modernism, with a particular focus on the imbrication of satire with novelistic forms. In Satirizing Modernism (2017), Emmett Stinson identifies a subgenre of the modernist novel that sought to establish a self-reflexive, aesthetic tradition.Learn More
Modernism Satire And The Novel. Author: Jonathan Greenberg ISBN: 9781139501514 Genre: Literary Criticism File Size: 70.68 MB Format: PDF, Mobi Download: 520 Read: 229. Download eBook.Learn More
Jonathan Greenberg, Nathan Waddell (eds.) This collection of essays provides new readings of Huxley’s classic dystopian satire, Brave New World (1932). Leading international scholars consider from new angles the historical contexts in which the book was written and the cultural legacies in which it looms large. The volume affirms Huxley’s prescient critiques of modernity and his continuing.Learn More
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Jonathan Greenberg (Montclair State University) explores satire's unstable dynamic of enjoyment and identification, one always threatening to careen out of the author's control. As an example of this instability, Greenberg offers the messy public debate in which Waugh attempted to defend himself from the Catholic press's charge that his novel “Black Mischief” was an immoral book, and.Learn More
Drawing on Arabic, English, French, Irish, Latin and Spanish sources, the essays share a focus on the body's productive capacity - whether expressed through the flesh's materiality, or through its role in performing meaning. The collection is divided into four clusters. 'Foundations' traces the use of physical remnants of the body in the form of relics or memorial monuments that replicate the.Learn More
McCartney provides evidence that this ambivalent regard for modernism reveals not only Waugh's interest in aesthetics and philosophy, but also his personal conflicts. For a man who prized rationality, he was remarkably, even notoriously impulsive. McCartney concludes that Waugh's satire sprang not only from his dismay with contemporary intellectual fashions but also from an inward struggle.Learn More
Modernism, Satire and the Novel. Jonathan Greenberg. October 01, 2011. Talking Shop: The Language of Craft in an Age of Consumption. Peter Betjemann. September 01, 2011. The Romance of Gambling in the Eighteenth-Century British Novel. Jessica Richard. July 15, 2011. Broken Harmony: Shakespeare and the Politics of Music. Joseph M. Ortiz. June 23, 2011. Richard Bentley: Poetry and Enlightenment.Learn More
Modernism, Satire, and the Novel by Jonathan Greenberg Modernism, Satire, and the Novel by Jonathan Greenberg (pp. 524-531) Review by: Kristin Bluemel.Learn More