By Mark Whalan
This ebook offers a clean account of the most important cultural and highbrow traits of the U.S. in 1910s, a decade characterized by way of warfare, the flowering of modernism, the start of Hollywood, and innovative interpretations of tradition and society. Chapters on fiction and poetry, paintings and images, movie and vaudeville, and song, theatre, and dance discover those advancements, linking specified observation with targeted case experiences of influential texts and occasions. those variety from Tarzan of the Apes to The delivery of a kingdom, from the novel modernism of Gertrude Stein and the Provincetown avid gamers to the earliest jazz recordings. a last bankruptcy explores the massive influence of the 1st international conflict on cultural understandings of nationalism, citizenship, and propaganda.
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