Social Credit Modernism

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This article examines a politicised version of modernism produced by a particular moment in the mid-1930s: the novels and other writings produced by Social Creditors John Hargraves and Irene Rathbone. It attempts to identify a 'Social Credit aesthetic' founded on notions of distributed viewpoints across class disvisions. The principal examples are Hargrave's magnum opus SimmerTime Ends (1935) and Ratherbone's They Call It Peace (1936).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-65
Number of pages16
JournalCritical Quarterly
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Modernism and Politics
  • Social Credit
  • John Hargraves
  • Irene Rathbone
  • distribution
  • collective novel

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