Reading 1922

Reading 1922 : A Return to the Scene of the Modern

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This study returns to the year in which Ulysses and The Waste Land were published to replace those works among the other cultural productions of the year, in the hope of giving a new start to critical controversies about aesthetic modernism and modern culture. It makes the claim that relations between these are a good deal closer and more complex than recent criticism has been willing to allow, and it illustrates these relations in its mode of organization, in order to reconstruct the larger public world into which these works were introduced.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 162.1 x 243.6 x 23.4mm | 597.18g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 019512720X
  • 9780195127201

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Delves into now obscure corners as well as attending to the subsequently celebrated, making illuminating links across disciplinary boundaries and disclosing fertile ground for further research * Years Work in English Studies *
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About Michael North

Professor of English at UCLA, Michael North is the author of four books, including The Dialect of Modernism: Race, Language, and Twentieth-Century Literature (OUP 1994). He has written and lectured widely on many aspects of modern culture, including literature, politics, and the arts.
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