In the introduction i identify two dimensions of late modernisms outward turn to everyday life it mediates a structural transformation in the world system and induces a change in the priorities and functions of modernist art and literature in this chapter i address two late modernist renovations of the historical novel in the 1930s for a decade laboring under sustained economic decline . Davis examines late modernisms turn toward everyday life locating in the heightened scrutiny of details textures and experiences an intimate attempt to conceptualize geopolitical disorder the extinct scene reads a range of mid century texts films and phenomena that reflect the decline of the british empire and shifts in the global political order. The extinct scene is a superb conceptual and historical contribution to twentieth century literary studies treating the period of geopolitical crisis between world war i and world war ii thomas s davis rethinks the legacies of avant gardism and modernism in britain in the wake of world war i tracing an outward turn that enfolds modernist techniques into realist forms with astute readings of texts and films that focus on everyday scenes and objects amid bombed landscapes . The extinct scene late modernism and everyday life columbia university press modernist latitudes series 2016 in this study i try to unfold the relationship between late modernisms various forms of attention to everyday life and the upheavals in the world system that shifted the locus of power from britain to america after the second world war. The extinct scene reads a range of mid century texts films and phenomena that reflect the decline of the british empire and seismic shifts in the global political order davis follows the rise of documentary film culture and the british documentary film movement especially the work of john grierson humphrey jennings and basil wright he then considers the influence of late modernist
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