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Modernism Is the Literature of Celebrity

Jonathan Goldman

We’ve been taught that writers are a cut above other entertainers, that their art is elevated, and that they are not ”celebrities.” This highly theoretical work argues against this schism that literary modernism helped to create and attempts to show that modernism and celebrity do common cultural work. Sound too soporific? The reader can ignore the theory and read this book for the anecdotes. How else will you ever know the details of the meeting between Gertrude Stein and Mary Pickford? University of Texas Press ( —Review: Angel Curtis


Angel Curtis

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