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In chapter 5 of Modernism and Cultural Conflict, 1880-1922—”‘Life is not composed of watertight compartments’: the New Age’s critique of modernist literary specialization”—Ann Ardis reassesses the New Age and its status as a modernist journal by turning her attention to “the crucial distinction between the journal’s modernist style of presentation and its socialist politics, which are insistently and consistently differentiated from modernism’s by the editors.” Responding to the MJP’s own categorization of the journal as modernist, Ardis recontextualizes the New Age’s critique of modernity and places it in conversation with its politics of Guild Socialism.

This electronic version of Chapter 5 in Ann Ardis’s Modernism and Cultural Conflict, 1880-1922, is made available with the kind permission of the author. Reprinted with the permission of Cambridge University Press. Permission granted April 30, 2003.

For further information, please contact:
Modernist Journals Project
Box 1957, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912

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