The Cambridge companion to the modernist novel /

Corporate Author: Cambridge collections online.
Other Authors: Shiach, Morag.
Format: Online Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge, U.K. : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Online Access: Online version
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In this addition to the extensive "Cambridge Companions to Literature" series, British and American scholars follow the established format by discussing modernist fiction in two sections. The first five essays focus on such themes as the anticipation of canonical modernism in works by Thomas Hardy and Ford Madox Ford, the modernist novel's preoccupation with time and the consciousness of individuals, and the influence of modernism on very recent works of fiction. The remaining ten essays cover "key" modernist novelists--James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Wyndham Lewis, William Faulkner, Dorothy Richardson, May Sinclair, and Gertrude Stein--and make claims for linking D. H. Lawrence, Joseph Conrad, Djuna Barnes, Samuel Beckett, and African American and African Caribbean writers to the modernist movement. Complementing this extension of literary modernism's conventional purview are a ten-page chronology of cultural events from 1890 to 1945 and a five-page guide to further reading. In addition, each essay offers notes to important primary and secondary sources. Eschewing critical jargon, this useful volume shifts the landscape of literary modernism. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. M. S. Vogeler emerita, California State University, Fullerton

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