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Modernist Literature: Challenging Fictions / Edition 1
     

Modernist Literature: Challenging Fictions / Edition 1

by Vicki Mahaffey
 

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ISBN-10: 0631213074

ISBN-13: 9780631213079

Pub. Date: 12/28/2006

Publisher: Wiley

This inclusive guide to Modernist literature considers the ‘high’ Modernist writers such as Eliot, Joyce, Pound and Yeats alongside women writers and writers of the Harlem Renaissance.

  • Challenges the idea that Modernism was conservative and reactionary.
  • Relates the modernist impulse to broader cultural and

Overview

This inclusive guide to Modernist literature considers the ‘high’ Modernist writers such as Eliot, Joyce, Pound and Yeats alongside women writers and writers of the Harlem Renaissance.

  • Challenges the idea that Modernism was conservative and reactionary.
  • Relates the modernist impulse to broader cultural and historical crises and movements.
  • Covers a wide range of authors up to the outbreak of World War II, among them Oscar Wilde, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Langston Hughes, Samuel Beckett, HD, Virginia Woolf, Djuna Barnes, and Jean Rhys.
  • Includes coverage of women writers and gay and lesbian writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631213079
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Part I: Introduction.

1. Why Read Challenging Literature?.

Part II: Readings.

2. Partnering: Holmes and Watson, Author and Reader, Lover and Loved, Man and Wife.

3. Window Painting: The Art of Blocking Understanding.

4. Watchman, What of the Night?.

Conclusion.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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