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Cheap Modernism: Expanding Markets, Publishers' Series and the Avant-Garde

Lise Jaillant


Cheap Modernism is the first sustained account of cheap series of reprints that transformed literary modernism from a little-read movement into a mainstream phenomenon – in Britain, Continental Europe and elsewhere. Mrs Dalloway or A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man are often presented as difficult books, originally published in small print runs for a handful of readers. But from the mid-1920s, these texts and others were available in cheap format across Europe. Uniform series of reprints such as the Travellers’ Library, the Phoenix Library, Tauchnitz and Albatross sold modernism to a wid ... More

Keywords: Anglophone Modernism, Print Culture/ Book History, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Wyndham Lewis, T. S. Eliot

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474417242
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417242.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lise Jaillant, author