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Democracy, Law and the Modernist Avant-GardesWriting in the State of Exception$
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Sascha Bru

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780748639250

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639250.001.0001

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Taking Writing to Exception: By Way of Introduction

Taking Writing to Exception: By Way of Introduction

(p.1) Taking Writing to Exception: By Way of Introduction
Democracy, Law and the Modernist Avant-Gardes

Sascha Bru

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter introduces the relationship of Western European democracy and the modernist avant-gardes. It identifies some of the scholars who considered this relationship, and looks at the concept of the state of exception. The chapter discusses three cases that are examined in detail in the following chapters: Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Richard Huelsenbeck and Paul van Ostaijen.

Keywords:   democracy, modernist avant-gardes, state of exception, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Richard Huelsenbeck, Paul van Ostaijen

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