The Longman Anthology of British Literature, Volume 2C: The Twentieth Century and Beyond / Edition 4

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Overview

Volume 2C, The Twentieth Century, of The Longman Anthology of British Literature includes major additions of important works by Carol Ann Duffy, a new contemporary play, and coverage of contemporary British fiction featuring short stories by the well known popular authors of today. New selections by already well represented authors are included, such as Thomas Hardy, T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, Philip Larkin, Seamus Heaney, and Derek Walcott.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205655311
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 11/3/2009
  • Series: Damrosch Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1000
  • Sales rank: 405,590
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

David Damrosch is Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. He is a past president of the American Comparative Literature Association, and has written widely on world literature from antiquity to the present. His books include What Is World Literature? (2003), The Buried Book: The Loss and Rediscovery of the Great Epic of Gilgamesh (2007), and How to Read World Literature (2009). He is the founding general editor of the six-volume Longman Anthology of World Literature, 2/e (2009) and the editor of Teaching World Literature (2009).

Kevin J. H. Dettmar is W. M. Keck Professor and Chair, Department of English, at Pomona College, and Past President of the Modernist Studies Association. He is the author of The Illicit Joyce of Postmodernism and Is Rock Dead?, and the editor of Rereading the New: A Backward Glance at Modernism; Marketing Modernisms: Self-Promotion, Canonization, and Rereading; Reading Rock & Roll: Authenticity, Appropriation, Aesthetics; the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Dubliners; and The Blackwell Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture, and co-general editor of The Longman Anthology of British Literature.

Jennifer Wicke is Professor of English at the University of Virginia. Her teaching and research areas include nineteenth- and twentieth-century British and American literature, comparative and international modernisms, literary and cultural theory, and studies of mass culture, aesthetic value, and global culture. She is the author of Advertising Fictions: Literature, Advertisement, and Social Reading, and co-editor of Feminism and Postmodernism with Margaret Ferguson; she has also written widely on Joyce, celebrity, and the academy.

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Table of Contents

The Twentieth Century and Beyond

Illustration: Richard Nevinson, The Arrival, 1913—1914 1918

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND BEYOND AT A GLANCE 1919

INTRODUCTION 1923

BEYOND THE PALE 1923

BURYING VICTORIA 1924

THE FOUNDATIONS OF MODERN SKEPTICISM 1925

REVOLUTIONS OF STYLE 1928

Illustration: Soldiers of the 9th Cameronians division near Arras, France, 24

March 1917 1929

MODERNISM AND THE MODERN CITY 1932

Illustration: Archibald Hatrick, A Lift Girl, 1916 1933

PLOTTING THE SELF 1934

THE RETURN OF THE REPRESSED 1935

Illustration: Poster for the Wembley Exhibition, 1925 1937

WORLD WAR I I AND ITS AFTERMATH 1938

Illustration: London during the Blitz 1939

Color Plate 21: The British Empire Stretched Thin

Color Plate 22: Vera Willoughby, General Joy

Color Plate 23: Charles Ginner, Piccadilly Circus

Color Plate 24: Anna Airy, Shop for Machining 15-inch Shells

Color Plate 25: Sir William Orpen, Ready to Start

Color Plate 26: Vanessa Bell, The Tub

Color Plate 27: Sir John Lavery, Lady Lavery as Kathleen Ni Houlihan

Color Plate 28: Stanley Spencer, Shipbuilding on the Clyde: Furnaces

Color Plate 29: Gilbert and George, Death Hope Life Fear

Color Plate 30: Francis Bacon, Study after Velasquez

Color Plate 31: Richard Hamilton, Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes

So Different, So Appealing?

Color Plate 32: Chris Ofili, No Woman, No Cry

Illustration: The Beatles preparing for a television broadcast, c. 1963 1944

LANGUAGE AND IDENTITY 1946

JOSEPH CONRAD 1949

Illustration: Joseph Conrad 1949

Preface to The Nigger of the “Narcissus” 1952

Heart of Darkness 1954

* “HEART OF DARKNESS” AND ITS TIME

Joseph Conrad: from Congo Diary 2010

Sir Henry Morton Stanley: from Address to the Manchester Chamber of

Commerce 2012 *

RESPONSES

Chinua Achebe: An Image of Africa 2016

Gang of Four: We Live As We Dream, Alone 2025h

BERNARD SHAW 2026

Preface: A Professor of Phonetics 2029

Pygmalion 2032

THOMAS HARDY 2096

Hap 2098

Neutral Tones 2098

Wessex Heights 2099

The Darkling Thrush 2099

On the Departure Platform 2100

The Dead Man Walking 2101

A Wife and Another 2102

To Sincerity 2103

The Convergence of the Twain 2104

At Castle Boterel 2105

Channel Firing 2106

In Time of “The Breaking of Nations” 2107

I Looked Up from My Writing 2107

“And There Was a Great Calm” 2108

Logs on the Hearth 2109

The Photograph 2110

The Fallow Deer at the Lonely House 2110

Afterwards 2111

Epitaph 2111

J. M. SYNGE (Web)

The Playboy of the Western World (Web)

PERSPECTIVES

The Great War: Confronting the Modern 2112

ALYS FANE TROTTER 2112

The Hospital Visitor 2112

CICELY HAMILTON 2113

Non-Combatant 2113

BLAST 2114

Illustration: Wyndham Lewis, The Creditors, 1912—1913 2115

Vorticist Manifesto 2116

SIGFRIED SASSOON 2130

Glory of Women 2131

“They” 2131

The Rear-Guard 2131

Everyone Sang 2132

PAULINE BARRINGTON 2132

“Education” 2132

HELEN DIRCKS 2133

After Bourlon Wood 2133

RUPERT BROOKE 2134

The Great Lover 2135

The Soldier 2136

TERESA HOOLEY 2137

A War Film 2137

ISAAC ROSENBERG 2138

Break of Day in the Trenches 2138

Dead Man’s Dump 2139

REBECCA WEST 2141

Indissoluble Matrimony 2141

WILFRED OWEN 2157

Anthem for Doomed Youth 2158

Strange Meeting 2158

Disabled 2159

Dulce et Decorum Est 2160

MAY WEDDERBURN CANNAN 2161

Lamplight 2161

Rouen 2162

SPEECHES ON IRISH INDEPENDENCE 2163

Illustration: Jack B. Yeats, The Felons of Our Land, 1910 2164

Wolf Tone (Web)

Court-Martial Speech, November 10, 1798 (Web)

Robert Emmett (Web)

The Speech from the Dock (Web)

Daniel O’Connell (Web)

Speech to House of Commons, February 4, 1836 (Web)

William Gladstone (Web)

A speech by William Ewart Gladstone MP, British Prime Minister, to the House

of Commons on Home Rule for Ireland, given on 7 June 1886 (Web)

Charles Stewart Parnell 2165

At Limerick 2165

Before the House of Commons 2166

At Portsmouth, After the Defeat of Mr. Gladstone’s Home Rule Bill 2167

In Committee Room No. 15 2168

Proclamation of the Irish Republic 2169

Padraic Pearse 2170

Kilmainham Prison 2170

Michael Collins 2171

The Substance of Freedom 2171

WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS 2174

Illustration: William Butler Yeats 2174

The Lake Isle of Innisfree 2177

Who Goes with Fergus? 2178

No Second Troy 2178

The Fascination of What’s Difficult 2178

September 1913 2179

The Wild Swans at Coole 2180

An Irish Airman Foresees His Death 2180

Easter 1916 2181

The Second Coming 2183

A Prayer for My Daughter 2183

Sailing to Byzantium 2185

Meditations in Time of Civil War 2186

Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen 2191

Leda and the Swan 2194

Among School Children 2195

Byzantium 2197

Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop 2198

Lapis Lazuli 2198

The Circus Animals’ Desertion 2200

Under Ben Bulben 2201

E. M. FORSTER 2203

The Life to Come 2204

JAMES JOYCE 2215

Illustration: Man Ray, Portrait of James Joyce, 1922 2215

Illustration: Photo of Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street), Dublin, with

view of Nelson’s Pillar 2217

DUBLINERS 2218

Araby 2218

Eveline 2222

Clay 2225

The Dead 2229

Ulysses 2257

[Chapter 13. “Nausicaa”] 2257

RESPONSES

Hon. John M. Woolsey: 1933 Decision of the United States District

Court Lifting the Ban on Ulysses 2279

Seamus Heaney: from Station Island 2283h

T. S. ELIOT 2284

Illustration: T. S. Eliot 2284

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock 2287

RESPONSES

Arthur Waugh: [Cleverness and the New Poetry] 2291

Ezra Pound: Drunken Helots and Mr. Eliot 2293h

Gerontion 2295

The Waste Land 2297

RESPONSES

Fadwa Tuqan: In the Aging City 2310

Martin Rowson: from The Waste Land 2312h

The Hollow Men 2318

Journey of the Magi 2320

Four Quartets 2321

Burnt Norton 2321

Tradition and the Individual Talent 2326

VIRGINIA WOOLF 2331

Illustration: Virginia Woolf 2331

Illustration: Virginia Woolf and T. S. Eliot 2333

The Lady in the Looking-Glass: A Reflection 2334

Mrs Dalloway 2338

Illustration: View of Regent Street, London, 1927 2349

RESPONSE

Sigrid Nunez: On Rereading Mrs. Dalloway 2437h

from A Room of One’s Own 2442

KATHERINE MANSFIELD 2478

The Daughters of the Late Colonel 2478

D. H. LAWRENCE 2491

Piano 2494

Song of a Man Who Has Come Through 2494

Tortoise Shout 2494

Snake 2497

Bavarian Gentians 2499

Cypresses 2499

Odour of Chrysanthemums 2501

Surgery for the Novel–or a Bomb 2514

P. G. WODEHOUSE (Web)

The Clicking of Cuthbert (Web)

GRAHAM GREENE 2517

A Chance for Mr Lever 2517

PERSPECTIVES

World War II and the End of Empire 2527

SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL 2528

Illustration: Winston Churchill, June 1943 2529

Two Speeches Before the House of Commons 2529

STEPHEN SPENDER 2536

Icarus 2537

What I Expected 2537

The Express 2538

The Pylons 2538

ELIZABETH BOWEN 2539

Mysterious Kôr 2540

EVELYN WAUGH 2549

The Man Who Liked Dickens 2550

Cruise 2559

RESPONSE

Monty Python: Travel Agent 2563h

GEORGE ORWELL 2566

Shooting an Elephant 2567

DYLAN THOMAS 2572

The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the

Flower 2573

Fern Hill 2574

Poem in October 2575

Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night 2576

SAMUEL BECKETT 2577

Illustration: Samuel Beckett 2577

Endgame 2579

POSTWAR ENGLISH VOICES 2614

W. H. AUDEN 2614

“Sir, no man’s enemy, forgiving all” 2615

Lullaby 2616

Spain 2617

September 1, 1939 2619

Musée des Beaux Arts 2621

In Memory of W. B. Yeats 2622

Law Like Love 2624

In Memory of Sigmund Freud 2625

The Hidden Law 2628

In Praise of Limestone 2628

PHILIP LARKIN 2631

Church Going 2631

The Importance of Elsewhere 2633

MCMXIV 2633

Talking in Bed 2634

High Windows 2635

Annus Mirabilis 2635

Homage to a Government 2636

Aubade 2636

THOM GUNN 2637

Lines for a Book 2638

Elvis Presley 2639

A Map of the City 2639

Black Jackets 2640

From the Wave 2640

The Hug 2641

Patch Work 2642

The Missing 2642

TED HUGHES 2643

Wind 2644

Relic 2645

Theology 2645

Dust As We Are 2645

Leaf Mould 2646

Telegraph Wires 2647

CAROL ANN DUFFY 2648

Originally 2648

Translating the English, 1989 2649

Little Red-Cap 2650

Elvis’s Twin Sister 2651

The Diet 2652

Anon 2653

NADINE GORDIMER 2654

What Were You Dreaming? 2655

DEREK WALCOTT 2661

A Far Cry from Africa 2662

Volcano 2662

Wales 2663

The Fortunate Traveller 2664

Midsummer 2669

50 (“I once gave my daughters, separately, two conch shells”) 2669

52 (“I heard them marching the leaf-wet roads of my head”) 2669

54 (“The midsummer sea, the hot pitch road, this grass, these shacks

that made me”) 2670

V. S. NAIPAUL 2671

In a Free State 2672

Prologue, from a Journal: The Tramp at Piraeus 2672

Epilogue, from a Journal: The Circus at Luxor 2679

TOM STOPPARD 2684

The Invention of Love 2685

SEAMUS HEANEY 2739

Personal Helicon 2740

Requiem for the Croppies 2740

Punishment 2740

Act of Union 2742

The Skunk 2742

The Toome Road 2743

The Singer’s House 2744

In Memorium Francis Ledwidge 2745

Postscript 2746

A Call 2746

The Errand 2747

The Gaeltacht 2747

SALMAN RUSHDIE 2748

Illustration: Salman Rushdie 2748

Chekov and Zulu 2749

The Courter 2758

PERSPECTIVES

Whose Language? 2772

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I WA THIONG’O 2773

Decolonizing the Mind 2774

Native African Languages 2774

EAVAN BOLAND 2777

Anorexic 2778

Mise Eire 2780

The Pomegranate 2781

A Woman Painted on a Leaf 2782

PAUL MULDOON 2783

Cuba 2783

Aisling 2784

Meeting the British 2784

Sleeve Notes 2785

NUALA NÍ DHOMHNAILL 2791

Feeding a Child 2792

Parthenogenesis 2793

Labasheedy (The Silken Bed) 2795

As for the Quince 2796

Why I Choose to Write in Irish, The Corpse That Sits Up and Talks Back 2797

GWYNETH LEWIS 2805

Therapy 2805

Mother Tongue 2806

ROBERT CRAWFORD 2807

The Saltcoats Structuralists 2807

Alba Einstein 2808

W. N. HERBERT 2809

Cabaret McGonagall 2809

Smirr 2812

CONTEMPORARY BRITISH FICTION 2812

ALAN MOORE AND DAVID LLOYD 2812

from V for Vendetta 2813

HANIF KUREISHI 2836

Something to Tell You 2836

NICK HORNBY 2847

from Speaking with the Angel 2848

ZADIE SMITH 2861

Martha, Martha 2862

Credits 2873

Index 2879

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