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Portable ModernismsThe Art of Travelling Light$
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Emily Ridge

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781474419598

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419598.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Portable Modernisms

Emily Ridge

Edinburgh University Press

This introduction gives a critical and historical overview of the links between modernism and portability, situating the book’s concerns in relation to established work on mobility, material culture and modernist exile. It explains the book’s emphasis on the emergence of portable analogues for literary form in the twentieth century and draws a distinction between a modernist metaphorics of portability and a Victorian metaphorics of domesticity. It situates literary representations of a new portable culture in the context of developments both in architectural design and the evolution of transportation technologies and travelling goods. It further provides a detailed description of each of the four book chapters.

Keywords:   analogues, architecture, domesticity, material culture, metaphorics, mobility, modernism, portability, transportation, travelling goods

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