The Cambridge Companion to the Modernist Novel
Edited by Morag Shiach
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Cambridge Companion to the Modernist Novel by Morag Shiach
Book DescriptionThe novel is modernism's most vital and experimental genre. In this 2007 Companion leading critics explore the very significant pleasures of reading modernist novels, but also demonstrate how and why reading modernist fiction can be difficult. No one technique or style defines a novel as modernist. Instead, these essays explain the formal innovations, stylistic preferences and thematic concerns which unite modernist fiction. They also show how modernist novels relate to other forms of art, and to the social and cultural context from which they emerged. Alongside chapters on prominent novelists such as James Joyce and Virginia Woolf, as well as lesser-known authors such as Dorothy Richardson and Djuna Barnes, themes such as genre and geography, time and consciousness are discussed in detail. With a chronology and guide to further reading, this is the most accessible and informative overview of the genre available.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521854443
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 19-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Morag Shiach
Modernism, Labour and Selfhood in British Literature and Culture, 1890-1930, Paperback (September 2009)
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Cambridge Companion to the Modernist Novel, Paperback (April 2007)
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Feminism and Cultural Studies, Paperback (March 1999)» View all books by Morag Shiach
Contains articles addressing questions on feminism and cultural studies. This book is organised thematically, and addresses commodification, women and labour, mass culture, fantasy, and ideas of home. It is useful to students and researchers in the humanities, particularly in the fields of cultural studies and women's studies.
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Author Biography - Morag Shiach
Morag Shiach is Vice-Principal (Teaching and Learning) at Queen Mary, University of London, where she is also professor of Cultural History in the School of English and Drama. Her most recent books are Modernism, Labour and Selfhood in British Literature and Culture, 1890-1930 (Cambridge University Press, 2004) and (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to the Modernist Novel (Cambridge University Press, 2007). She has published a wide range of articles on aspects of modernism, including language reform, domestic interiors and philosophies of history. She edited Feminism and Cultural Studies (1999) and has published widely on the French novelist, essayist and playwright Helene Cixous.
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