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By Rachel Potter

Anglo-American modernist writing and sleek mass democratic states emerged even as, in the course of the interval of 1900-1930. but writers comparable to T. S. Eliot, W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, Wyndham Lewis, and Ford Madox Ford have been notoriously opposed to fashionable democracies. they generally defended, against this, anti-democratic sorts of cultural authority. because the overdue Nineteen Seventies, notwithstanding, our knowing of modernist tradition has altered as formerly marginalized writers, specifically girls similar to Gertrude Stein, Djuna Barnes, H. D., and Mina Loy, were reassessed. not just has the image of Anglo-American modernist tradition replaced considerably, however the knowing of the connection among modernist writing and politics has additionally shifted.

Rachel Potter right here reconsider the connection among modernism and democracy by means of reading the wide variety of other reactions by way of modernist writers to the hot democracies. She charts the adjustments within the principles of democracy as a result of shift from liberal to mass democracies after the 1st global warfare and of women's front into the political and cultural spheres. by way of uncovering hitherto-unanalyzed essays by way of a few feminist writers she argues that during truth there has been a common skepticism in regards to the outcomes of mass democracy for women's liberation, and that this skepticism used to be relevant to the paintings of ladies modernist writers.

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