Tag: modernism

“The Young Companion” and modern China

First published the same year Hugo Gernsback came out with his legendary science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories, in 1926, The Young Companion《良友》catered to the tastes of young middle class people, but it was also a force for social change. This fascinating article (in Big5) talks about 《良友》the “natural breast movement” 「天乳運動」 among young women in the…

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MSIA 3 Retrospective Modernism

Retrospective Modernism​ The Third Annual International Conference of the Modernist Studies in Asia Network (MSIA) 14-16 May 2020 | Fudan University, Shanghai Keynote Speakers: Rebecca Walkowitz (Rutgers) | Simon During (Melbourne) | Matthew Hart (Columbia) Modernism is often characterized by an acute sense of a break between the past and the present. “We are sharply…

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CFPs | Retrospective Modernism

CFPs | Retrospective Modernism Retrospective Modernism​ The Third Annual International Conference of the Modernist Studies in Asia Network (MSIA) 14-16 May 2020 | Fudan University, Shanghai Keynote Speakers: Rebecca Walkowitz (Rutgers) | Simon During (Melbourne) | Matthew Hart (Columbia) Modernism is often characterized by an acute sense of a break between the past and the…

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Norris, Margot: pg 485 “Hearing poorly, [Hugh] Kenner heard acutely in a variety of registers simultaneously. He heard unspoken sounds that had no substance, that were there but not there, and he heard sounds as material and solid as a hard substance. To convey what he heard, Kenner composed his own poetic language, a singular…

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Scott Fitzgerald Turns a Corner

Scott Fitzgerald Turns a Corner March 7, 1926  By THE NEW YORK TIMES ALL THE SAD YOUNG MEN, By F. Scott Fitzgerald. The publication of this volume of short stories might easily have been an anti-climax after the perfection and success of “The Great Gatsby” of last Spring. A novel so widely praised-by people whose recognition…

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Bloomsburied in China

Bloomsburied in China “…The house of fiction has a million windows, Henry James wrote, but in China, the windows have long been shaded by the Writers’ Union, the literary agents of the Communist government. We begin to see more through these windows than just sexually liberated Chinese nymphets romping with Westerners in the bedroom, as…

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