Author : Karin Roffman
Publisher : University of Alabama Press
Release Date : 2010-05-13
ISBN 10 : 9780817316983
Pages : 252 pages
File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI
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Download From the Modernist Annex book PDF by Karin Roffman and published by University of Alabama Press. This book was released on 2010-05-13 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the majority of women were forced to seek their education outside the walls of American universities. Many turned to museums and libraries, for their own enlightenment, for formal education, and also for their careers. In Roffman’s close readings of four modernist writers—Edith Wharton, Nella Larsen, Marianne Moore, and Ruth Benedict—she studied the that modernist women writers were simultaneously critical of and shaped by these institutions. From the Modernist Annex offers new and critically significant ways of understanding these writers and their texts, the distribution of knowledge, and the complicated place of women in modernist institutions.