English Literature of the 1920s
By (author) David Ayers
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English Literature of the 1920s by David Ayers
Book DescriptionThe English literature of the 1920s is commonly treated in terms of its position within European or Anglo-American Modernism. This book argues that the English literature of the period can be better understood when it is examined in the context of a more local social and literary history. Focusing principally on the novel, this book treats works that are regarded as modernist alongside non-modernist and popular forms, and demonstrates the engagement of these texts with a common context of social concerns, including sexuality, gender and class politics, Englishness, empire, and the cultural pessimism which informed the formation of English as a modern university subject. The book includes major new accounts of the best-known works of the period which challenge received wisdom on these subjects, including studies of D H Lawrence, Virginia Woolf and E M Forster. These accounts are set in the context of a variety figures who are now becoming better-known to the non-specialist, including Rebecca West, Wyndham Lewis, Aldous Huxley and Sylvia Townsend Warner. The First World War heralded the creation of the modern state and of a modern culture which in its essential outline remains with us. Rejecting a current trend to dismiss modernism as an elitist cultural movement, Ayers argues that the work of this period which most commands our attention remains that which most decisively articulates a critique of the emergence of modernity. The task of the critic is to disengage the utopian moment of works which seek to create a space for difference even where these works are mired in the confusions of contemporary ideology. * Concise accounts of the social and political contexts of the 1920s * Sustained and theoretically sophisticated accounts of key works by D H Lawrence, Virginia Woolf and E M Forster * Extensive treatment of a selection of other works, including contemporary best-sellers * A substantial bibliography
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748609857
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 20-Apr-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This book argues that the English Literature of the period can be better understood when it is examined in the context of a more local social and literary history.
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Author Biography - David Ayers
David Ayers is Senior Lecturer in the School of English at the University of Kent and the author of Wyndam Lewis and Western Man and Modernism: A Short Introduction.
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