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Title The Cambridge history of twentieth-century English literature / edited by Laura Marcus and Peter Nicholls
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 886 pages)
Series New Cambridge history of English literature
New Cambridge history of English literature.
Contents Science and knowledge at the beginning of the twentieth century: versions of the modern Englightenment / Patrick Parrinder -- The Victorian fin de si├Ęcle and decadence / Regenia Gagnier -- Empire and modern writing / Elleke Boehmer -- The Gender of modernity / Ann L. Ardis -- Edwardians to Georgians / Robert L. Caserio -- The Avant-garde, bohemia and mainstream culture / Tyrus Miller -- 'Our London, my London, your London': the Modernist moment in the metropolis / Peter Brooker -- Futurism, literature and the market / Paul Edwards -- Literature and World War I / Vincent Sherry -- Trauma and war memory / Deborah Parsons / The Time-mind of the twenties / Michael Levenson -- Modern life: fiction and satire / David Bradshaw -- Modernist poetry and poetics / Ronald Bush -- Modernity and myth / Steven Connor -- Psychoanalysis and literature / Lyndsey Stonebridge -- Biography and autobiography / Max Saunders -- 'Speed, violence, women, America': popular fictions / David Glover -- Theatre and drama between the wars / Maggie B. Gale -- Literature and cinema / Laura Marcus
The Thirties: politics, authority, perspective / Rod Mengham -- Literary criticism and cultural politics / David Ayers -- Surrealism in England / Peter Nicholls -- World War II: contested Europe / Adam Piette -- World War II: the city in ruins / Michael North -- Culture, class and education / Ken Hirschkop -- Post-war broadcast drama / Keith Williams -- Drama and the new theatre companies / Trevor R. Griffiths -- Modernism and anti-modernism in British poetry / Keith Tuma, Nate Dorward -- Nation, region, place: devolving cultures / Morag Shiach -- The Sixties: realism and experiment / John Lucas -- 'Voyaging in': colonialism and migration / Susheila Nasta -- The Seventies and the cult of culture / Tim Armstrong -- Feminism and writing: the politics of culture / Patricia Waugh -- The half-lives of literary fictions: genre fictions in the late twentieth century / Scott McCracken -- Theatre and politics / Simon Shepherd -- Irish literature: tradition and modernity / Ronan McDonald -- Scottish literature: second renaissance / Gerard Carruthers -- Towards devolution: new Welsh writing / Jane Aaron -- British-Jewish writing and the turn towards diaspora / Bryan Cheyette -- Fiction and postmodernity / Julian Murphet -- Postcolonial fictions / Tim Woods -- Writing lives / Alison Light -- Poetry after 1970 / Peter Middleton -- Ending the century: literature and digital technology / Roger Luckhurst
Summary Covers a full range of English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish literature in the 20th century. Also explores the impact of writing from the former colonies on English literature of the period and analyzes the ways in which conventional literary genres were shaped and inflected by the new cultural technologies of radio, cinema and television
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 806-841) and index
Notes English
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 22, 2020)
Subject English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
English literature.
Intellectual life.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Marcus, Laura
Nicholls, Peter, 1950-
LC no. 2004045922
ISBN 9781139053884