The Cambridge Companion to Modernism

The Cambridge Companion to Modernism

by Michael Levenson
     
 

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This Companion has long been a standard introduction to the field. Now fully updated and enhanced with four new chapters, it addresses the key themes being researched, taught and studied in modernism today. Its interdisciplinary approach is central to its success as it brings together readings of the many varieties of modernism. Chapters address the major literary

Overview

This Companion has long been a standard introduction to the field. Now fully updated and enhanced with four new chapters, it addresses the key themes being researched, taught and studied in modernism today. Its interdisciplinary approach is central to its success as it brings together readings of the many varieties of modernism. Chapters address the major literary genres, the intellectual, religious and political contexts, and parallel developments in film, painting and music. The catastrophe of the First World War, the emergence of feminism, the race for empire, the conflict among classes: the essays show how these events and circumstances shaped aesthetic and literary experiments. In doing so, they explain clearly both the precise formal innovations in language, image, scene and tone, and the broad historical conditions of a movement that aspired to transform culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521281256
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2011
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
342
Sales rank:
1,002,525
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Levenson is William B. Christian Professor of Modern Literature and Critical Theory at the University of Virginia.

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