The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century English Literature

The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century English Literature

by Laura Marcus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521820774

ISBN-13: 9780521820776

Pub. Date: 12/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This new Cambridge History is the first major history of twentieth-century English literature to cover the full range of writing in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. The volume also explores the impact of writing from the former colonies on English literature of the period and analyses the ways in which conventional literary genres were shaped and inflected by the…  See more details below

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This new Cambridge History is the first major history of twentieth-century English literature to cover the full range of writing in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. The volume also explores the impact of writing from the former colonies on English literature of the period and analyses the ways in which conventional literary genres were shaped and inflected by the new cultural technologies of radio, cinema and television. In providing an authoritative narrative of literary and cultural production across the century, this History acknowledges the claims for innovation and modernisation that characterise the beginning of the period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521820776
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/15/2004
Series:
New Cambridge History of English Literature Series
Pages:
900
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.81(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Science and knowledge at the beginning of the twentieth century : versions of the modern Enlightenment11
2The Victorian fin de siecle and decadence30
3Empire and modern writing50
4The gender of modernity61
5Edwardians to Georgians83
6The avant-garde, bohemia and mainstream culture100
7'Our London, my London, your London' : the modernist moment in the metropolis117
8Futurism, literature and the market132
9Literature and World War I152
10Trauma and war memory175
11The time-mind of the twenties197
12Modern life : fiction and satire218
13Modernist poetry and poetics232
14Modernity and myth251
15Psychoanalysis and literature269
16Biography and autobiography286
17'Speed, violence, women, America' : popular fictions304
18Theatre and drama between the wars318
19Literature and cinema335
20The thirties : politics, authority, perspective359
21Literary criticism and cultural politics379
22Surrealism in England396
23World War II : contested Europe417
24World War II : the city in ruins436
25Culture, class and education455
26Post-war broadcast drama474
27Drama and the new theatre companies494
28Modernism and anti-modernism in British poetry510
29Nation, region, place : devolving cultures528
30The sixties : realism and experiment545
31'Voyaging in' : colonialism and migration563
32The seventies and the cult of culture585
33Feminism and writing : the politics of culture600
34The half-lives of literary fictions : genre fictions in the late twentieth century618
35Theatre and politics635
36Irish literature : tradition and modernity653
37Scottish literature : second renaissance668
38Towards devolution : new Welsh writing685
39British-Jewish writing and the turn towards diaspora700
40Fiction and postmodernity716
41Postcolonial fictions736
42Writing lives751
43Poetry after 1970768
44Ending the century : literature and digital technology787

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