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Highlights of Volume 6: The Twentieth Century and Beyond include: Joseph Conrad's "The Secret Sharer," "An Outpost of Progress," an essay on the Titanic, and a substantial range of background materials, including documents on the exploitation of central Africa that set "An Outpost of Progress" in vivid context; and a large selection of late twentieth and early twenty-first century writers such as Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Zadie Smith.
Introduction to The Early Twentieth Century: From 1900 to Mid-Century
The Edwardian Period
The World Wars
Marx, Einstein, Freud, and Modernism
The Place of Women
Avant-Garde and Mass Culture
Ideology and Economics in the 1930s and 1940s
The Literature of the 1930s and 1940s
Literature and Empire
The English Language in the Early Twentieth Century
History of the Language and of Print Culture
The Darkling Thrush
The Ruined Maid
A Broken Appointment
Shut Out That Moon
The Convergence of the Twain
In Time of "The Breaking of Nations"
During Wind and Rain
Going and Staying
In Context: Hardy's Reflections on the Writing of Poetry
A Father of Women
The Threshing Machine
Reflections: (1) In Ireland
Reflections: (2) In Othello
Reflections: (3) In Two Poets
Mrs Warren’s Profession
In Context: Shaw's Prefaces from "Preface" to Plays Unpleasant from "Preface" to Mrs Warren's Profession
In Context: The Profession of Prostitution from William Acton, "Prostitution Considered in its Moral, Social, and Sanitary Aspects," in London and Other Large Cities
An Outpost of Progress
"Preface" to The Nigger of the "Narcissus"
The Secret Sharer from "Some Reflections on the Loss of the Titanic"
In Context: "The Vilest Scramble for Loot" in Central Africa from William G. Stairs, Diaries from Henry Morgan Stanley, "Speech Given to the Lotus Club, New York"
from Henry Morgan Stanley, In Darkest Africa from Joseph Chamberlain, "Speech to the House of Commons" (6 August 1901)
from Roger Casement, Congo Report
In Context: Conrad As Seen By His Contemporaries
In Context: Miscommunication at Sea from Joseph Conrad, The Mirror of the Sea: Memories and Impressions
Loveliest of Trees
To an Athlete Dying Young
Terence, This Is Stupid Stuff
The Chestnut Casts His Flambeaux
Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries
Glory of Women
Everyone Sang from Memoirs of an Infantry Officer
The Great Lover
Break of Day in the Trenches
Dead Man's Dump
Returning, We Hear the Larks
Arms and the Boy
Dulce et Decorum Est
Anthem for Doomed Youth
To Susan Owen, 7 January 1917
To Susan Owen, 10 January 1917
To Susan Owen, 16 January 1917
To Colin Owen, 2 March 1917
To Susan Owen, [?16] May 1917
To Susan Owen, 18 May 1917
To Susan Owen, 23 May 1917
To Susan Owen, 22 August 1917
To Tom Owen, 26 August 1917
To Mary Owen, 29 August 1917
To Susan Owen, 4 (or 6) October 1918
To Susan Owen, 8 October 1918
To Susan Owen, 29 October 1918
To Susan Owen, 31 October 1918
CONTEXTS: WAR AND REVOLUTION
from Anonymous, "Introduction" to Songs and Sonnets for England in War Time
"In Flanders Fields": The Poem, and Some Responses
John McCrae, "In Flanders Fields"
John Mitchell, "Reply to In Flanders Fields"
J.A. Armstrong, "Another Reply to In Flanders Fields"
Elizabeth Daryush, "Flanders Fields"
Anonymous, "I Learned to Wash in Shell-Holes"
J.P. Long and Maurice Scott, "Oh! It's a Lovely War"
Jessie Pope, Selected Poems and Prose from Rebecca West, "The Cordite Makers"
from Francis Marion Beynon, Aleta Day from Chapter 24, War
Ivor Gurney, "To His Love"
Vance Palmer, "The Farmer Remembers the Somme"
from Robert Graves, Goodbye to All That from Chapter 17
from May Wedderburn Cannan, Grey Ghosts and Voices from "Proceedings" of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee of Soviets of Workers', Soldiers', and Peasants' Deputies
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
When You Are Old
Who Goes with Fergus?
No Second Troy
The Wild Swans at Coole
In Memory of Major Robert Gregory
Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen
A Prayer for My Daughter
An Irish Airman Foresees his Death
The Second Coming
Meditations in Time of Civil War
Leda and the Swan
Among School Children
Sailing to Byzantium
A Dialogue of Self and Soul
For Anne Gregory
Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop
The Circus Animals' Desertion
Under Ben Bulben
In Context: Yeats on Poetic Inspiration from "The Symbolism of Poetry"
from "Four Years"
from "Introduction" to A Vision
In Context: The Struggle for Irish Independence
Poblacht na h-Eireann: Proclamation of the Irish Republic
Padraic Pearse, "Statement"
The New Accelerator
In Context: Wells's Non-Fiction from H.G. Wells, The Extinction of Man: Some Speculative Suggestions
SAKI (H.H. MUNRO)
Journey to Paradise
"Foreword" to Pilgrimage
The Cremation of Sam McGee
The Machine Stops
The Road from Colonus from "What I Believe"
The Mark on the Wall
Blue & Green
Mrs. Dalloway in Bond Street
A Room of One's Own from "A Sketch of the Past"
In Context: Woolf and Bloomsbury
In Context: Woolf as Writer from Virginia Woolf, A Writer's Diary from E.M. Forster, "Review of 'Kew Gardens'"
from unsigned "Review of 'Kew Gardens'"
from W.L. Courtney, "Review of Jacob's Room"
from Three Guineas
CONTEXTS: GENDER AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION
from Edward Carpenter, Love's Coming of Age
"The Intermediate Sex"
from Havelock Ellis, Sexual Inversion from Chapter 3, Sexual Inversion in Men from Chapter 4, Sexual Inversion in Women from Chapter 5, The Nature of Sexual Inversion from Grant Allen, "Woman's Place in Nature"
from Cicely Hamilton, Marriage as a Trade
Anonymous, ["There Was a Small Woman Called G"]
from Emmeline Pankhurst, My Own Story from Marie Stopes, Married Love from Virginia Woolf, Orlando from George Orwell, "Boys' Weeklies"
from Frank Richard, "Frank Richard Replies to George Orwell"
from Robert Roberts, The Classic Slum from E.M. Forster, "Terminal Note" to Maurice from Virginia Woolf, "Old Bloomsbury"
Ivy Day in the Committee Room
A Little Cloud
The Boarding House from Ulysses
Chapter 13, Nausicaa
In Context: Joyce's Dublin
In Context: Beckett and Joyce from Samuel Beckett, "Dante...Bruno. Vico...Joyce"
The Prussian Officer
Odour of Chrysanthemums
The Hopi Snake Dance
Why the Novel Matters
CONTEXTS: WORK AND WORKING-CLASS LIFE
from George Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier from "A Debate Between G.B. Shaw and G.K. Chesterton, Chaired by Hilaire Belloc"
from Robert Roberts, The Classic Slum
The Garden Party
Daughters of the Late Colonel
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a Cigar
The Waste Land
Journey of the Magi
Tradition and the Individual Talent
The Metaphysical Poets
In Context: T.S. Eliot and Anti-Semitism
CONTEXTS: ELIOT, POUND, AND THE VORTEX OF MODERNISM
from Jules Huret, "Interview with Stephane Mallarme," L'Echo de Paris
Imagist and Futurist Poetry: A Sampling
In a Station of the Metro
Mina Loy from "Three Moments in Paris"
1. One O'Clock at Night from "Love Songs"
Imagism and Vorticism from F.S. Flint, "Imagisme," Poetry Magazine from Ezra Pound, "A Few Don'ts By an Imagiste," Poetry from Ezra Pound, "Vorticism," Gaudier-Brzeska from Virginia Woolf, "Character in Fiction"
Reactions to the Poems of T.S. Eliot from Arthur Waugh, "The New Poetry," Quarterly Review from Ezra Pound, "Drunken Helots and Mr. Eliot," The Egoist from unsigned "Review," Literary World from unsigned "Review," New Statesman from Conrad Aiken, "Diverse Realists," Dial from May Sinclair, "Prufrock and Other Observations: A Criticism," Little Review from "Review of the First Issue of The Criterion," The Times Literary Supplement from Gilbert Seldes, "Review," The Nation from I.A. Richards, Principles of Literary Criticism from Douglas LePan, "Personality of the Poet: Some Recollections of T.S. Eliot"
Another Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries
In the Children's Hospital from In Memoriam James Joyce
We Must Look at the Harebell
Let them Call It Jazz
from In Parenthesis from "Preface"
from Part 7, The Five Unmistakable Marks from The Sleeping Lord
The Cool Web
Down, Wanton, Down!
from Jamaica: The Negro Island from The White Man’s Duty from "Preface"
The Demon Lover
Mother, Among the Dustbins
The River God
Not Waving but Drowning
The New Age
The Blue from Heaven
from Homage to Catalonia
Politics and the English Language
Shooting an Elephant
In Context: Elephants in Asia
Whoroscope from Texts for Nothing
Imagination Dead Imagine
Krapp’s Last Tape
[O what is that sound]
[At last the secret is out]
[As I walked out one evening]
Musee des Beaux Arts
In Memory of W.B. Yeats
September 1, 1939
from The Sea and the Mirror [Song of the Master and Boatswain]
The Shield of Achilles
"The Truest Poetry is the Most Feigning"
In Context: Auden on the Nature and Craft of Poetry from Writing
CONTEXTS: WORLD WAR II
Winston Churchill, Speeches to the House of Commons from "Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat" (13 May 1940)
from "We Shall Fight on the Beaches" (4 June 1940)
from "Their Finest Hour" (18 June 1940)
from Harold Nicholson, The War Years: 1939-1945
from Charles Ritchie, The Siren Years
Ross Parker and Hughie Charles, "We'll Meet Again"
Nat Burton and Walter Kent, "The White Cliffs of Dover"
Anonymous, Fucking Tobruk from John Lehmann, "Foreword" to The Penguin New Writing
David Campbell, "Men in Green"
Keith Douglas, "Vergissmeinnicht"
from Henry Reed, Lessons of War
1. Naming of Parts
"Below Monte Cassino"
Life at Home
Anti-Semitism and World War II
from Ezra Pound, "Speech to the English"
from George Orwell, "Anti-Semitism in Britain"
from Rebecca West, "Greenhouse with Cyclamens"
from George Bernard Shaw, "The Unavoidable Subject"
[In the split-volume format, this is the end of Volume 6a and the beginning of Volume 6b]
Introduction to The Late Twentieth Century and Beyond: 1945 to the Twenty-First Century
The End of the War and the Coming of the Welfare State
The End of Empire
From the 1960s to Century's End
Ireland, Scotland, Wales
The New Millennium
The History of the English Language
To Room Nineteen from The Golden Notebook from "Introduction" to the 1971 edition
The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, Of A Child In London
In Context: Dylan Thomas in America from John Malcolm Brinnin, Dylan Thomas in America: An Intimate Journal
Woman to Man
Woman to Child
Two Dreamtimes from A Human Pattern: Selected Poems
Stories of Snow
Nursing Home from "Address At Simon Fraser"
The Basement Room
In Context: Reflections on Writing and Filmmaking
"Preface" to The Fallen Idol from "Interview with Marie-Francoise Allain"
At the Grave of Dylan Thomas
The Ballad of Billy Rose
The Green Bridge
The Hawk Maps His Country
Bridal Veil Falls, Early Winter
Talking in Bed
Dockery and Son
This Be The Verse
Vers de Societe
The Old Fools
CONTEXTS: POWER, POLITICS, AND THE BOOK
The Case of Mrs Warren's Profession from An Act for Regulating Theatres, 1843
Bernard Shaw et al., "The Censorship of Plays"
"Not Bloody Likely": The Case of Pygmalion from Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion, Act 3
The Case of Ulysses from Hon. John M. Woolsey, United States District Court, Decision in United States of America v. One Book Called "Ulysses"
from James Joyce, Ulysses, Episode 18: Penelope
Publishing "Unnatural Politics": Bernard Shaw's Common Sense about the War from Bernard Shaw, Common Sense about the War
The Case of J.B. Priestley's Wartime Broadcasts: "He Gave Us... An Ideology"
from "Less Bread and More Taxes"
from "A Few Words to the Pot-and-Kettle Theorists"
from "First Anniversary of the War"
from "Going North"
The Case of Lady Chatterley's Lover from The Obscene Publications Act from D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover, Chapter 3
from Mervyn Griffith-Jones, Address to the Jury, Regina v. Penguin Books Limited from Gerald Gardiner, Address to the Jury, Regina v. Penguin Books Limited from Dame Rebecca West, Testimony on Behalf o the Defense, Regina v. Penguin Books Limited from Sir Allen Lane, Testimony on Behalf of the Defense, Regina v. Penguin Books Limited
The Case of The Satanic Verses
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner
In Context: "Angry Young Men"
from John Osborne, A Better Class of Person: An Autobiography
Passing Looks at Christmas
Tamer and Hawk
To His Cynical Mistress
A Childish Prank
The Seven Sorrows
Heptonstall Old Church
You Hated Spain
The July Ghost
CONTEXTS: PUBLIC VOICES: THE END OF EMPIRE AND A NEW BRITAIN
The "Quit India" Movement from Mohandas K. Gandhi, "Speech to the All India Congress Committee"
from Sir Stafford Cripps, "Statement on India"
from Martin Luther King, "The Birth of a New Nation"
from Harold Macmillan, "Speech Made to the South Africa Parliament"
from Manmohan Singh, "Acceptance Speech on the Occasion of the Awarding of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, Honoris Causa"
from Winston Churchill, "Campaign Speech"
from Clement Attlee, "Speech on the King's Address"
from Enoch Powell, "Speech on Race and Immigration"
from Margaret Thatcher, "Speech to the Conservative Party Conference"
from Tony Blair, "Speech to the Labour Party Conference"
from Tony Blair, "Speech on the War in Iraq and Global Terrorism"
The Sacrificial Egg from "An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness"
A Far Cry from Africa
Ruins of a Great House
A Letter from Brooklyn from Midsummer
The Wife's Tale
The Grauballe Man
Englands of the Mind
The View from Castle Rock
NGUGI WA THIONG’O
from Decolonising the Mind
An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow
Bent Water in the Tasmanian Highland
The Quality of Sprawl
The Mare out on the Road
Death of a Young Son by Drowning
Later in Belleville: Career
Daguerreotype Taken in Old Age
Thoughts from Underground
A Bus along St. Clair: December
We are hard
[you fit into me]
"The Handmaid’s Tale and Oryx and Crake in Context"
In Context: Susanna Moodie from Susanna Moodie, Roughing it in the Bush from Susanna Moodie, Life in the Clearings versus the Bush
Letters & Other Worlds
Travels in Ceylon (from Running in the Family)
The Bloody Chamber
JOHN CLEESE AND GRAHAM CHAPMAN
from Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Dead Parrot Sketch
Dirty Hungarian Phrasebook
Is Nothing Sacred?
Last Day of Summer
Good Friday, 1971. Driving Westward
Our Lady Of Ardboe
Cherish The Ladies
Milkweed And Monarch
Anonymous: Myself And Pangur
A Village After Dark
My Son the Fanatic
Coolie Odyssey from Turner: New and Selected Poems
CAROL ANN DUFFY
The Good Teachers
DIRECTIONS IN LATE TWENTIETH- AND EARLY TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY POETRY
Geoffrey Hill from Mercian Hymns
A Short History of British India (2)
from The Triumph of Love
Them & [uz]
t'Ark from V
from Sonnets for August 1945
The Morning After
Out of A Sudden
Looking for Language
A Martian Sends a Postcard Home
Listen. This is the Noise of Myth
Against Love Poetry
A German Requiem
Skanking Englishman Between Trains
The Dream-Language of Fergus
Maggie O'Sullivan from "Starlings"
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Inglan Is a Bitch
How the World Split in Two
Jean Binta Breeze earth cries
In My Country
It Could Be You
A Brief History of Light
One (1949, Taiwo)
Lives of Saints
Hanwell in Hell
Monarchs and Prime Ministers of Great Britain
Glossary of Terms
Texts and Contexts: A Chronological Chart
Index of First Lines
Index of Authors and Titles