The Modernist Masters: Studies in the Novel (Studies in Comparative Literature v. 49)

The Modernist Masters: Studies in the Novel (Studies in Comparative Literature v. 49)

By: Morton P. Levitt (author)Hardback

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This scholarly work is enriched by the personal dimension with which Dr. Levitt has endowed it. He puns; he loses his temper at currently-fashionable "doxies"; he employs slang; above all, he writes overtly out of his experience of a writer's work. He is not practicing reader-response criticism but providing testimony - by a thoughtful, knowledgeable and highly perceptive reader. This critical practice conveys his love both of most of his Modernist Masters, and of his activity writing about them.


The beginnings of modernism - Late James, Conrad and early Joyce; Proust in the popular imagination - Modernism at its evident extreme; alien Woolf - the female consciousness of Modernism; "Just Back From the Snake Dance" - reading D.H. Lawrence; Gertrude Stein - the American in Paris; Ernest Hemingway - the shorter version; the Jewish Kafka; "A novel of the Jewish spirit" - Mann and Modernist mythopoesis; the torch passes (but is it a torch, and does it really pass?) - in the wake of Joyce - Samuel Beckett, Borges and his precursors.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773470323
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 356
  • ID: 9780773470323
  • ISBN10: 0773470328

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