The Cambridge Companion to the Modernist Novel [NOOK Book]

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The novel is modernism's most vital and experimental genre. In this Companion, leading critics explore the very significant pleasures of reading modernist novels, but also demonstrate how and why reading modernist fiction can be difficult. No one technique or style defines a novel as modernist. Instead, these essays explain the formal innovations, stylistic preferences and thematic concerns which unite modernist fiction. With a chronology and guide to further reading, this is the most accessible and informative ...
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The Cambridge Companion to the Modernist Novel

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Overview

The novel is modernism's most vital and experimental genre. In this Companion, leading critics explore the very significant pleasures of reading modernist novels, but also demonstrate how and why reading modernist fiction can be difficult. No one technique or style defines a novel as modernist. Instead, these essays explain the formal innovations, stylistic preferences and thematic concerns which unite modernist fiction. With a chronology and guide to further reading, this is the most accessible and informative overview of the genre available.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107486348
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2013
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • File size: 519 KB

Meet the Author

Morag Shiach is Vice-Principal (Teaching and Learning) at Queen Mary, University of London, where she is also professor of Cultural History in the School of English and Drama. Her most recent books are Modernism, Labour and Selfhood in British Literature and Culture, 1890–1930 (Cambridge University Press, 2004) and (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to the Modernist Novel (Cambridge University Press, 2007). She has published a wide range of articles on aspects of modernism, including language reform, domestic interiors and philosophies of history. She edited Feminism and Cultural Studies (1999) and has published widely on the French novelist, essayist and playwright Hélène Cixous.
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Table of Contents


Notes on contributors     vii
Acknowledgements     x
Chronology   Suzanne Hobson     xi
Historical and Critical Questions
Reading the modernist novel: an introduction   Morag Shiach     1
Modernists on the art of fiction   Jeff Wallace     15
Early modernism   Peter Brooker     32
Remembrance and tense past   Ann Banfield     48
Consciousness as a stream   Anne Fernihough     65
The legacies of modernism   Laura Marcus     82
Key Novelists
James Joyce and the languages of modernism   Katherine Mullin     99
Tradition and revelation: moments of being in Virginia Woolf's major novels   Meg Jensen     112
Wyndham Lewis and modernist satire   Rebecca Beasley     126
D. H. Lawrence: organicism and the modernist novel   Hugh Stevens     137
Joseph Conrad's half-written fictions   Jeremy Hawthorn     151
Djuna Barnes: melancholic modernism   Deborah Parsons     165
William Faulkner: an impossibly comprehensive expressivity   Catherine Gunther Kodat     178
Writing lives: Dorothy Richardson, May Sinclair, Gertrude Stein   HowardFinn     191
C. L. R. James, Claude McKay, Nella Larsen, Jean Toomer: the 'black Atlantic' and the modernist novel   Anna Snaith     206
Situating Samuel Beckett   Lois Oppenheim     224
Further reading     238
Index     243
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