Modernism

Modernism

by Peter Childs

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Overview

Modernist movements radically transformed the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literary establishment, and their effects are still felt today. Modernism introduces and analyzes what amounted to nothing less than a literary and cultural revolution.

In this fully updated, expanded, and revised third edition, charting modernism in its global and local contexts, Peter Childs:


  • details the origins of modernism and the influence of thinkers such as Darwin, Marx, Freud, Nietzsche, Saussure and Einstein
  • explores the radical changes which occurred in the arts, literature, drama, and film of the period
  • traces 'modernism at work' in literature, especially in writings by a range of British, Irish, American and other Anglophone authors including James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Samuel Beckett, Nella Larsen, Gertrude Stein, Katherine Mansfield, T. S. Eliot, and many others
  • explains recent critical interest in the culture and worldwide impact of modernism
  • reflects upon the shift from modernism to postmodernism.

At once accessible and critically informed, Modernism guides readers from first steps in the field to an advanced understanding of one of the most important cultural phenomena of the last centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138931626
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Series: New Critical Idiom Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Peter Childs is Professor and Pro Vice Chancellor at Newman University, UK. He has edited or written over twenty books on diverse subjects ranging from contemporary British culture to post-colonial theory.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Interpreting and Changing 2. Genres, Art and Film 3. Texts, Contexts, Intertexts Glossary Bibliography

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