The Cambridge Introduction to Modernism

The Cambridge Introduction to Modernism

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by Pericles Lewis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521535271

ISBN-13: 9780521535274

Pub. Date: 05/31/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

More than a century after its beginnings, modernism still has the power to shock, alienate, or challenge readers. This introduction explains in a readable, lively style how modernism emerged, how it is defined, and how it developed in different forms and genres. Pericles Lewis offers students a survey of literature and art in England, Ireland, and Europe at the…  See more details below

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More than a century after its beginnings, modernism still has the power to shock, alienate, or challenge readers. This introduction explains in a readable, lively style how modernism emerged, how it is defined, and how it developed in different forms and genres. Pericles Lewis offers students a survey of literature and art in England, Ireland, and Europe at the beginning of the twentieth century. Illustrated with modernist art and featuring suggestions for further study, this is the ideal introduction to understanding and enjoying modernist literature and art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521535274
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2007
Series:
Cambridge Introductions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents


List of illustrations     viii
List of tables     x
Abbreviations and editions used     xi
Acknowledgments     xv
Preface     xvii
Introduction     1
Crisis of representation     3
Modern times     11
Hermeneutics of suspicion     17
Making it new     26
Origins
Trials of modernity     37
Flaubert, realism, and naturalism     41
Baudelaire, decadence, symbolism, and impressionism     45
Wilde and aestheticism     54
English literature at the turn of the twentieth century     56
Primitivists and modernizers     64
Edwardians     66
Primitivists     70
Modernizers     79
"On or about December, 1910"     86
The avant-garde and high modernism     95
The avant-garde moment     97
English literature and the First World War     108
Inventing modernism     115
High modernism     120
Genres
Poetry     129
Tradition     131
Voice     136
Words at liberty     139
Epic     145
Prose fiction     153
Consciousness     156
Time     161
Narative     166
Fiction     171
Drama     177
Plot     179
Character     187
Theater     193
Ideas     200
Fate
Literature and politics     209
Communism and the left     211
Weimar Germany     217
Fascism, Nazism, and the right     221
Politicizing art     224Conclusion: after modernism?     237
Chronology     249
Notes     252
Index     268

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