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By Mark Goble

Mark Goble revisits the aesthetics of modernism within the early 20th century, while new modes of conversation made the event of know-how an party for profound experimentation and mirrored image. Goble exhibits how the assimilation of such "old" media applied sciences because the telegraph, phone, and phonograph encouraged fantasies of connection that trained a dedication to the materiality of creative mediums. Describing how relationships made attainable by know-how grew to become extra powerfully skilled with expertise, Goble explores a modernist fetish for media that indicates no indicators of abating. The "mediated existence" places expertise into communique with a chain of shifts in how americans conceived the mechanics and meanings in their connections to each other, to the realm, and to their very own modernity. contemplating texts by means of Henry James, Gertrude Stein, James Weldon Johnson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, James Agee, and William Carlos Williams, along movie, portray, song, and pop culture, Beautiful Circuits explores American modernism because it used to be formed via a reaction to excessive expertise and an try to swap how literature itself might communicate.

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