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date: 24 February 2020

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This article examines the relation between modernism and politics, particularly fascism, socialism, and anarchism. It describes the modernist works of James Joyce, Wyndham Lewis, T.S. Eliot, and Virginia Woolf, and suggests that since writers do not lead political parties, they cannot practise the politics of hope on a large scale, but must instead find small communities to work from. Thus, modernists found themselves in very different political and cultural contexts.

Keywords: modernism, politics, fascism, socialism, anarchism, James Joyce, Wyndham Lewis, T.S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf

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