A Concise Companion to Modernism (Concise Companions to Literature and Culture)

A Concise Companion to Modernism (Concise Companions to Literature and Culture)

By: David Bradshaw (editor)Paperback

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This concise Companion offers an innovative approach to understanding the Modernist literary mind in Britain, focusing on the intellectual and cultural contexts, which shaped it. * Offers an innovative approach to understanding the Modernist literary mind in Britain. * Helps readers to grasp the intellectual and cultural contexts of literary Modernism. * Organised around contemporary ideas such as Freudianism and eugenics rather than literary genres. * Relates literary Modernism to the overarching issues of the period, such as feminism, imperialism and war.

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David Bradshaw is Hawthornden Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Worcester College, University of Oxford. Among other volumes, he has edited Brave New World (1994), The Hidden Huxley (1994), Women in Love (1998), Mrs Dalloway (2000), Decline and Fall (2001), and The Good Soldier (2002). He has also published extensively on Virginia Woolf, Modernism, and various aspects of literature and politics in the 1930s. He is an Editor of the Review of English Studies and a Fellow of the English Association.

Contents

Acknowledgments. Notes On Contributors. Chronology. Introduction (David Bradshaw). 1. The Life Sciences: Everybody Nowadays Talks About Evolution (Angelique Richardson). 2. Eugenics: They Should Certainly Be Killed (David Bradshaw). 3. Nietzscheanism: The Superman And The All--Too--Human (Michael Bell). 4. Anthropology: The Latest Form Of Evening Entertainment (Jeremy Macclancy). 5. Bergsonism: Time Out Of Mind (Mary Ann Gillies). 6. Psychoanalysis In Britain: The Rituals Of Destruction (Stephen Frosh). 7. Language: History Is A Nightmare From Which I Am Trying To Awake (April Mcmahon). 8. Technology: Multiplied Mann (Tim Armstrong). 9. The Concept Of The State: The Discredit Of The State Is A Sign That It Has Done Its Work Well (Sarah Wilkinson). 10. Physics: A Strange Footprint (Michael H. Whitworth). 11. Modernist Publishing: Nomads And Mapmakers (Peter Mcdonald). 12. Reading: "'Mind Hungersa Common And Uncommon" (Todd Avery and Patrick Brantlinger). Select Bibliography. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 02/11/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780631220558
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780631220558
  • weight: 422
  • ISBN10: 0631220550

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