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The reimagining of place in English modernism / Sam Wiseman.

Author/Creator:
Wiseman, Sam, author.
Publication:
[Clemson, South Carolina] : Clemson University Press, [2015] , ©2015
Format/Description:
Book
166 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Modernism (Literature)
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Place (Philosophy) in literature.
English literature.
Modernism (Literature)
Place (Philosophy) in literature.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
"The work of English modernists in the 1920s and 1930s - particularly D.H. Lawrence, John Cowper Powys, Mary Butts and Virginia Woolf - often expresses a fundamental ambivalence towards the social, cultural and technological developments of the period. These writers collectively embody the tensions and contradictions which infiltrate English modernism as the interwar period progresses, combining a profound sense of attachment to rural place and traditions with a similarly strong attraction to metropolitan modernity - the latter being associated with transience, possibility, literary innovation, cosmopolitanism, and new developments in technology and transportation. In this book, Sam Wiseman analyses key texts by these four authors, charting their respective attempts to forge new identities, perspectives and literary approaches that reconcile tradition and modernity, belonging and exploration, the rural and the metropolitan"--Back cover
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
Contributor:
Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
ISBN:
9780990895886
0990895882
OCLC:
942678741
Publisher Number:
99966760889
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