Reading the Modern British and Irish Novel, 1890-1930 / Edition 1

Reading the Modern British and Irish Novel, 1890-1930 / Edition 1

by Daniel R. Schwarz, Schwars
     
 

Daniel R. Schwarz has studied and taught the modern British and Irish novel for decades and now brings his impressive erudition and critical acuity to bear in this insightful study of the major authors and novels from 1890—1930.

After a compelling introduction outlining his method and a substantial first chapter establishing the intellectual,

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Overview

Daniel R. Schwarz has studied and taught the modern British and Irish novel for decades and now brings his impressive erudition and critical acuity to bear in this insightful study of the major authors and novels from 1890—1930.

After a compelling introduction outlining his method and a substantial first chapter establishing the intellectual, cultural, and literary contexts in which the modern British and Irish novel was produced, Schwarz turns to powerful and sensitive close reading of modernist masterworks. He shows how Hardy’s Jude the Obscure, Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim, Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers and The Rainbow, Joyce’s Dubliners and Ulysses, Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway and To the Lighthouse, and Forster’s A Passage to India form essential components in a modernist cultural tradition which includes the visual arts.

In his characteristic lucid and readable style, Schwarz’s work takes account of recent developments in theory and cultural studies. His persuasive study will not only be invaluable to students and teachers, but will also be of interest to the general reader.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631226222
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
Reading the Novel Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Daniel R. Schwarz is Professor of English and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow at Cornell University, where he has won major teaching prizes. He is the author of the recently published Broadway Boogie Woogie (2003) and the widely read Imagining the Holocaust (1999; rev. edn 2000). His many previous publications include Rereading Conrad (2001), Reconfiguring Modernism (1997), The Transformation of the English Novel, 1890—1930 (1989; rev. edn 1995), and Reading Joyce’s “Ulysses” (1987; Centenary edn 2004).

Table of Contents

Introduction: Reading the Modern British and Irish Novel.

1 “I Was the World in Which I Walked”: The Transformation of the British and Irish Novel, 1890-1930.

2 Hardy’s Jude the Obscure: The Beginnings of the Modern Psychological Novel.

3 Conrad’s Heart of Darkness: “We Live, as We Dream - Alone”.

4 Conrad’s Lord Jim: Reading Texts, Reading Lives.

5 Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers: Speaking of Paul Morel: Voice, Unity, and Meaning.

6 Lawrence’s The Rainbow: Family Chronicle, Sexual Fulfillment, and the Quest for Form and Values.

7 Joyce’s Dubliners: Moral Paralysis in Dublin.

8 Joyce’s Ulysses: The Odyssey of Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus on June 16, 1904.

9 Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway: Sexual Repression, Madness, and Social Form.

10 Woolf’s To the Lighthouse: Choreographing Life and Creating Art as Time Passes.

11 Forster’s Passage to India: The Novel of Manners as Political Novel.

Notes.

Select Bibliography.

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