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Understanding Anthony Powell
     

Understanding Anthony Powell

by Birns Nicholas
 
Nicholas Birns offers readings of Anthony Powell's entire oeuvre, including the novels Afternoon Men, Venusberg, and The Fisher King, and his journals, which appeared in print between 1995 and 1997. Birns takes a global view of Powell's corpus, situating his works in context and explaining his place among the second generation of British modernists. Birns adds to the

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Nicholas Birns offers readings of Anthony Powell's entire oeuvre, including the novels Afternoon Men, Venusberg, and The Fisher King, and his journals, which appeared in print between 1995 and 1997. Birns takes a global view of Powell's corpus, situating his works in context and explaining his place among the second generation of British modernists. Birns adds to the understanding of how Powell and his compatriots pioneered a "next wave" modernism in which experimentation and traditional narrative combined in a sustainable mode.

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Birns is as steeped in his subject as it is possible for a guide to be. . . . He brings an informed and lively response to the material.—Hudson Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611170511
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
10/15/2011
Series:
Understanding Contemporary British Literature Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.91(d)

Meet the Author


A founding member of the Anthony Powell Society, Nicholas Birns teaches literature at the New School in New York City. He is the author of Theory after Theory: An Intellectual History of Literary Theory from 1950 to the Early 21st Century.

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