The Way Things Go: An Essay on the Matter of Second Modernism

Aaron Jaffe
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2014
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The Way Things Go argues that modernist critical theory and aesthetic method are bound up with the inhuman fate of things as novelty becoming waste. Offering a thesis demonstrated via a century-long countdown of stuff, Aaron Jaffe demonstrates that literary criticism is the one mode of analysis that can unpack the many things that, at first glance, seem so nonliterary.

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Aaron Jaffe, Frances Cushing Ervin Professor of English, Florida State; IU Phd 2001; The Way Things Go: An Essay on the Matter of Second Modernism (University of Minnesota Press, 2014)