The Cambridge Introduction to Modernism
By (author) Pericles Lewis
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Cambridge Introduction to Modernism by Pericles Lewis
Book DescriptionMore than a century after its beginnings, modernism still has the power to shock, alienate or challenge readers. Modernist art and literature remain thought of as complex and difficult. This introduction explains in a readable, lively style how modernism emerged, how it is defined, and how it developed in different forms and genres. Pericles Lewis offers students a survey of literature and art in England, Ireland and Europe at the beginning of the twentieth century. He also provides an overview of critical thought on modernism and its continuing influence on the arts today, reflecting the interests of current scholarship in the social and cultural contexts of modernism. The comparative perspective on Anglo-American and European modernism shows how European movements have influenced the development of English-language modernism. Illustrated with works of art and featuring suggestions for further study, this is the ideal introduction to understanding and enjoying modernist literature and art.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521535274
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Pericles Lewis
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Religious Experience and the Modernist Novel, Hardback (January 2010)
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Cambridge Introduction to Modernism, Hardback (May 2007)
An overview of how modernism emerged, how it is defined, and how it developed in different forms and genres.
Modernism, Nationalism, and the Novel, Paperback (February 2007)» View all books by Pericles Lewis
This study, first published in 2000, examines the impact of nationalist political thought on the modern novel.
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Author Biography - Pericles Lewis
Pericles Lewis is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Yale University.
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