By Leonard Diepeveen
How was once the modernist circulation understood via most people whilst it was once first rising? this query might be addressed by way of how modernist literature and artwork have been interpreted by means of newshounds in day-by-day newspapers, mainstream magazines like Punch and Vanity Fair, and literary magazines. within the earliest many years of the stream – prior to modernist artists have been thought of very important, and earlier than modernism’s that means used to be basically understood – lots of those interpretations took the shape of parodies.
Mock Modernism is an anthology of those a laugh items, the overpowering majority of that have now not been in print because the first many years of the 20 th century. They contain Max Beerbohm’s send-up of Henry James; J.C. Squire’s account of the way a poet, writing intentionally incomprehensible poetry as a hoax, turned the poet laureate of the British Bolshevist Revolution; and the Chicago Record-Herald’s account of a few artwork scholars’ “trial” of Henri Matisse for “crimes opposed to anatomy.” An creation and headnotes via Leonard Diepeveen spotlight the usefulness of those items for comprehending media and public perceptions of a kind of artwork that might later improve a nearly unassailable power.
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