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Author Goldman, Jane, 1960-

Title Modernism, 1910-1945 : image to apocalypse / Jane Goldman
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004


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Description xxiv, 312 pages ; 23 cm
Series Transitions
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Contents 1. Introduction: "Make It New" A Guide to Transitions in the Period of Modernism and the Avant-Garde -- Pt. I. 1910: Image, Order, War -- 2. Literature after 1910: Formalism, the Visual Arts and Cultural Change -- 3. Tradition, Order, War and the Dead: Critical and Cultural Contexts for T. S. Eliot's "Tradition and the Individual Talent" -- 4. The Egoist, War, Hell and Image: T. S. Eliot, Dora Marsden, John Rodker, Ezra Pound and Richard Aldington -- 5. "Tradition" and "Mrs. Brown": T. S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf -- Pt. II. Image, Gender, Apocalypse -- 6. Rude Mouths: Wyndham Lewis, Gertrude Stein, H.D., Virginia Woolf, Nathanael West and Ezra Pound -- 7. Gender Wars in Hell: James Joyce, Kurt Schwitters, Gertrude Stein and Virginia Woolf -- Pt. III. Apocalypse 1945 -- 8. Order, Night, Rage: Wallace Stevens, Gertrude Stein, Eugene Jolas, James Joyce, W. H. Auden and Nathanael West -- 9. Apocalypse, Auschwitz, the Bomb and After: Virginia Woolf, David Gascoyne, Paul Celan, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Gertrude Stein and Kurt Schwitters
Summary Modernism, 1910-1945 explores and celebrates the rise and development of modernist and avant-garde literatures and theories of this particular period, from Imagism to the Apocalypse movement. Jane Goldman charts transitions in writing, reading, performing and publishing practices, and in international groupings and regroupings of writers and artists, and engages with, as well as unsettles, the retrospective and homogenizing term Modernism that labels the era. Goldman introduces students to the work of many canonical high modernist writers, such as Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf, as well as to the work of other important modernist figures, such as Nathanael West, Kurt Schwitters and the Harlem Renaissance poets
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-290) and index
Subject Authors and publishers -- History -- 20th century.
Publishers and publishing -- History -- 20th century.
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)
Modernism (Literature) -- English-speaking countries.
Modernism (Literature) -- Great Britain.
Modernism (Literature) -- United States.
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
LC no. 2003054923
ISBN 0333696204 cloth
0333696212 paper