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Vernon Lee’s Satan the Waster: Pacifism and the Avant-Garde

- March 20, 2019 in anti-war, avant-garde, Drama, Literature, pacifism, satan, vernon lee, war, warfare, world war one

Part essay collection, part play, part macabre ballet, Satan the Waster: A Philosophic War Trilogy (1920) is one of Vernon Lee's most political and experimental works. Amanda Gagel explores this modernist masterpiece which lays siege to the patriotism plaguing Europe and offers a vision for its possible pacifist future.