[Msa-discuss] Artificial Light in Modernist Literature

Shannon McRae mcrae at fredonia.edu
Wed Oct 19 09:31:11 EDT 2011


For figuring prominently, Mina Loy's "Lunar Baedeker." The whole thing 
pretty much, but here's one of the artificial lightiest bits (as opposed 
to the light caused by biological decay, or reflection off surfaces, or 
imaginary):

the eye-white sky-light
white-light district
of lunar lusts

---Stellectric signs
"Wing shows on Starway"
"Zodiac carrousel"


-Shannon McRae, SUNY Fredonia





On 10/18/2011 11:02 PM, Jackson, Bob wrote:
> In addition to all these works people are mentioning, you may also want to check out WC Sharpe's NEW YORK NOCTURNE: THE CITY AFTER DARK IN LITERATURE, PAINTING, AND PHOTOGRAPHY, 1850-1950 (Princeton, 2008), which won the MSA book prize a couple years ago, and which deals with urban electrification centrally.  Great book.
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