The Oxford English Literary History Volume 10: The Modern Movement (1910-1940)

The Oxford English Literary History Volume 10: The Modern Movement (1910-1940)

by Chris Baldick
     
 

The Oxford English Literary History is the new century's definitive account of a rich and diverse literary heritage that stretches back for a millennium and more.

Each of these groundbreaking volumes offers a leading scholar's considered assessment of the authors, works, cultural traditions, events, and the ideas that shaped the literary voices of their age. The

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The Oxford English Literary History is the new century's definitive account of a rich and diverse literary heritage that stretches back for a millennium and more.

Each of these groundbreaking volumes offers a leading scholar's considered assessment of the authors, works, cultural traditions, events, and the ideas that shaped the literary voices of their age. The series will enlighten and inspire not only everyone studying, teaching, and researching in English Literature, but all serious readers.

This exciting new volume provides a freshly inclusive account of literature in England in the period before, during, and after the First World War. Chris Baldick places the modernist achievements of Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, and James Joyce within the rich context of non-modernist writings across all major genres, allowing "high" literary art to be read against the background of "low" entertainment. Looking well beyond the modernist vanguard, Baldick highlights the survival and renewal of realist traditions in these decades of post-Victorian disillusionment. Ranging widely across psychological novels, war poems, detective stories, satires, and children's books, The Modern Movement provides a unique survey of the literature of this turbulent time.

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"This volume strikes a superb balance between compiling literary-historical facts and providing an important critical reassessment of a period surely in need of one.... It will surely have the impact of sending readers out to read books they now can't believe they've neglected."—Patrick Query, Evelyn Waugh Newsletter and Studies

"Baldick argues persuasively that modernism, as exemplified by such authors as Eliot, Woolf, and Joyce, did not suddenly dominate British literature in the period 1910-40; realistic novels and traditional poetic and dramatic forms continued to flourish.... The individual author bibliographies are a tremendous asset. Recommended for all academic libraries, especially at the undergraduate level."—Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199288342
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Series:
Oxford English Literary History Series, #10
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.10(d)

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