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~READ EPUB ♿ Modernist Time Ecology ♫ Do our fictions transform time Do they cultivate the temporal environment Such was the hope or the fantasy at work in many modernist novels for which time was not only the major subject but also an object of reparative aspiration Aimed at a kind of stewardship of time, these fictions constitute a practice of modernist time ecology an effort to restore those landscapes of time that have been thrown into crisis by modernityIn Modernist Time Ecology, Jesse Matz redefines temporal experimentation in central writers like Proust, Mann, Woolf, Ellison, and Cather, who developed literary forms to cultivate, restore, and enrich the temporal environment He brings fresh attention to others who best exemplify this ecological motive, arguing that E M Forster, J B Priestley, and V S Naipaul are leading figures in this practice of temporal redress Matz also reveals how contemporary film, social media movements, and public service efforts show what has become of the modernist interest in temporal stewardshipMatz combines an array of disciplines including narrative theory, sociology, phenomenology, cognitive psychology, film studies, queer theory, and environmental studies to theorize and explain the rationale and the limits to the idea that time might be subject to textual cultivation Modernist Time Ecology is a deeply interdisciplinary book that changes what we think literature and the arts can do for the world at large