Re-Covering Modernism, Published by Ashgate in 2009, is the first book to examine how literary history has ignored a populist genealogy of modernism  because of the academic prejudices against the forms of mass production.

 

Relying on critical approaches such as book history, periodical studies, material and visual culture, cultural studies, and postmodern theory, the book explores both modernist authors and the dynamics of modernism as they appeared in popular reprint magazines  of the teens, pulp magazines between the wars, and paperbacks of the 1940s and 50s.

 

This webpage offers color versions of the illustrations and additional illustrations from the text, which weren’t able to appear in the book.

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Re-Covering Modernism

Pulps, Paperbacks, and the Prejudice of Form

David M. Earle

The Shadow History of Modernism