Lautreamont, Anarchism, and the Origins of the Avant-Garde.

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Author: Neil Nehring
Date: Spring 2021
Publisher: University of Texas at Austin (University of Texas Press)
Document Type: Critical essay
Length: 8,500 words
Lexile Measure: 1480L

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Lautreamont, remarkably, laid down at a young age the template that would characterize the history of the avant-garde: antiaestheticism, montage, and negation. Besides doing justice to his prevailing concern with injustice, derived from Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, returning to the origins of the avant-garde also serves a larger purpose in counteracting the scholarly conflation of aestheticism and the avant-garde found in oxymorons like "modernist avant-garde" that date to the Cold War. KEYWORDS: avant-garde, anarchism, Ducasse, Lautreamont, modernism, Situationist

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