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Unfit: Jewish Degeneration and Modernism
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Unfit: Jewish Degeneration and Modernism (Hardback)

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An obsession with "degeneration" was a central preoccupation of modernist culture at the start of the 20th century. Less attention has been paid to the fact that many of the key thinkers in "degeneration theory" - including Cesare Lombroso, Max Nordau, and Magnus Hirschfeld - were Jewish. Unfit: Jewish Degeneration and Modernism is the first in-depth study of the Jewish cultural roots of this strand of modernist thought and its legacies for modernist and contemporary culture. Marilyn Reizbaum explores how literary works from Bram Stoker's Dracula, through James Joyce's Ulysses to Pat Barker's Regeneration trilogy, the crime movies of Mervyn LeRoy, and the photography of Claude Cahun and Adi Nes manifest engagements with ideas of degeneration across the arts of the 20th century. This is a major new study that sheds new light on modernist thought, art and culture.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 -Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsReligious groups: social & cultural aspectsJewish studies Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 19/09/2019 ISBN-13: 9781350098947  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Marilyn Reizbaum is Harrison King McCann Professor of English at Bowdoin College, USA. She is the author of James Joyce's Judaic Other (1999).

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