By Genevieve Abravanel
In the early 20th century, the U.S. excited a variety of utopian and dystopian energies in Britain. Authors who may possibly in general appear to have little in common-H.G. Wells, Aldous Huxley, and Virginia Woolf-began to visualize Britain's destiny through America. Abravanel explores how those novelists formed transatlantic fictions as a reaction to the encroaching presence of Uncle Sam. She then turns her recognition to the arriving of jazz after international struggle I, displaying how more than a few writers, from Elizabeth Bowen to W.H. Auden, deployed the recent song as a metaphor for the modernization of britain. the worldwide phenomenon of Hollywood movie proved much more menacing than the jazz craze, prompting nostalgia for English people tradition and a lament for Britain's literary historical past. Abravanel then refracts British debates approximately the US throughout the writing of 2 key cultural critics: F.R. Leavis and T.S. Eliot. In so doing, she demonstrates the interdependencies of a few of the main adored different types of literary study-language, state, and creative value-by situating the high-low debates inside of a transatlantic framework.
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