The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Literatures in English

The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Literatures in English

by Brian McHale, Randall Stevenson
     
 

An imaginatively constructed new literary history of the twentieth century.This companion with a difference sets a controversial new agenda for literary -historical analysis. Far from the usual forced march through the decades, genres and national literatures, this reference work for the new century cuts across familiar categories, focusing instead on literary 'hot

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An imaginatively constructed new literary history of the twentieth century.This companion with a difference sets a controversial new agenda for literary -historical analysis. Far from the usual forced march through the decades, genres and national literatures, this reference work for the new century cuts across familiar categories, focusing instead on literary 'hot spots': Freud's Vienna and Conrad's Congo in 1899, Chicago and London in 1912, the Somme in July 1916, Dublin, London and Harlem in 1922, and so on, down to Bradford and Berlin in 1989 (the fatwa against Salman Rushdie, the new digital media), Stockholm in 1993 (Toni Morrison's Nobel Prize) and September 11, 2001.

Editorial Reviews

CHOICE
This collection of thought-provoking essays will be indispensable to students of literature... Highly recommended.

Choice
This collection of thought-provoking essays will be indispensable to students of literature... Highly recommended.
Bruce Robbins
A genuinely outstanding contribution. This book instructs both by its programmatic statements and by the success of its examples.

Steven Connor
The reshuffling of the literary-historical deck in this volume is refreshing and illuminating.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748620111
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
01/23/2007
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Brian McHale is Distinguished Humanities Professor in English at the Ohio State University Randall Stevenson is Professor of Twentieth-Century Literature at the University of Edinburgh

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