Graham Greene | Literature Criticism Neil Nehring

This literature criticism consists of approximately 31 pages of analysis & critique of Graham Greene.
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SOURCE: "The Shifting Relations of Literature and Popular Music in Postwar England," in Discourse, Vol. 12, No. 1, Fall-Winter, 1989-90, pp. 78-103.

In the following essay, Nehring relates the transformation of literary texts by subculture music groups in postwar Englandspecifically, the Rolling Stones' appropriation of Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange and the Sex Pistols' resurrection of Graham Greene's Brighton Rock—to the avant-garde tradition in aesthetic theory, also discussing Colin MacInnes's documentation of the London music scene of the 1950s in his novel Absolute Beginners.

Peter Bürger's Theory of the Avant-Garde, looking back to Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht, as well as Dada and Surrealism, describes the true purpose of the avant-garde as the eradication of "art as an institution." That institutional status resulted from specialization, in...

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