The Cambridge Companion to Modernism

The Cambridge Companion to Modernism

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In The Cambridge Companion to Modernism, ten eminent scholars from Britain and the United States offer timely new appraisals of the revolutionary cultural transformations of the first decades of the twentieth century. Chapters on the major literary genres, intellectual, political and institutional contexts, film and the visual arts, provide both close analyses of individual works and a broader set of interpretive narratives. A chronology and guide to further reading supply valuable orientation for the study of Modernism. Readers will be able to use the book at once as a standard work of reference and as a stimulating source of compelling new readings of works by writers and artists from Joyce and Woolf to Stein, Picasso, Chaplin, H. D. and Freud, and many others. Students will find much-needed help with the difficulties of approaching Modernism, while the essays' original contributions will send scholars back to this volume for stimulating re-evaluation.
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  • Paperback | 265 pages
  • 153 x 228 x 20mm | 435g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 7 Halftones, unspecified
  • 052149866X
  • 9780521498661
  • 690,661

Table of contents

Chronology; Introduction Michael Levenson; 1. The metaphysics of Modernism Michael Bell; 2. The cultural economy of Modernism Lawrence Rainey; 3. The Modernist novel David Trotter; 4. Modernist poetry James Longenbach; 5. Modernism in drama Christopher Innes; 6. Modernism and the politics of culture Sara Blair; 7. Modernism and gender Marianne Dekoven; 8. The visual arts Glen MacLeod; 9. Modernism and film Michael Wood; Further reading.
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