By David Bradshaw, Kevin J. H. Dettmar
The Companion combines a large grounding within the crucial texts and contexts of the modernist circulate with the original insights of students whose careers were dedicated to the learn of modernism.
- An crucial source for college kids and lecturers of modernist literature and culture
- Broad in scope and complete in coverage
- Includes greater than 60 contributions from probably the most unusual modernist students on each side of the Atlantic
- Brings jointly entries on components of modernist tradition, modern highbrow and aesthetic hobbies, and all of the genres of modernist writing and art
- Features 25 essays at the sign texts of modernist literature, from James Joyce’s Ulysses to Zora Neal Hurston’s Their Eyes have been staring at God
- Pays shut awareness to either British and American modernism
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The Sound and the Fury: The Corrected Text, ed. Noel Polk. New York: Vintage. Forster, E. M. (1979). A Passage to India, ed. Oliver Stallybrass. Harmondsworth: Penguin. Foster, R. F. (1997–2003). W. B. Yeats: A Life, 2 vols. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Gilley, Sheridan, and W. J. ). (1994). A History of Religion in Britain: Practice and Belief from Pre-Roman Times to the Present. Oxford: Blackwell. Joyce, James (1992). A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, ed. Seamus Deane. Harmondsworth: Penguin.
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A companion to modernist literature and culture by David Bradshaw, Kevin J. H. Dettmar