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Author Zemgulys, Andrea.

Title Modernism and the locations of literary heritage / Andrea Zemgulys
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008


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Description viii, 247 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents Part one. Heritage: English originals: literary heritage in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; Reading in place: the subjects of literary geography; Making it newly old: heritage and memory in turn-of-the-century London -- Part two. Modernism: Transit: modernism's London and E.M. Forster's Chelsea; In London with a baedeker: touring T.S. Eliot's The waste land; Consummate labor: Virginia Woolf's trek to a better literature
Summary "Modernist writers in the early twentieth century aimed to write in inventive and transformative ways, but they lived in places celebrated for their association with the achievements of past generations. For E. M. Forster, T. S. Eliot, and Virginia Woolf, this contrast was strongly felt: living and writing in London, they found themselves in a city that was being fashioned as "historic" in ways incongruous with their own critical ideals. In this innovative study, Andrea Zemgulys reads the early writings of Forster, Eliot, and Woolf against the development of a growing heritage industry in England generally and London in particular. Her study offers new analyses of major works and a fascinating history of the making of literary and historical heritage in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Britain."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Modernism (Literature) -- Great Britain.
Literature and history -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Literature and history -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Geography in literature -- History -- 19th century.
Geography in literature -- History -- 20th century.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
London (England) -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
London (England) -- Civilization -- 19th century.
LC no. 2008023574
ISBN 9780521889247 (hbk.)
0521889243\q hardback