A Guide to Criticism
Edited by Michael H. Whitworth
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Modernism by Michael H. Whitworth
Book DescriptionThis guide helps readers to engage with the major critical debates surrounding literary modernism. * A judicious selection of key critical works on literary modernism * Presents a critical history from the earliest reviews to the most recent theoretical assessments * Shows how modernist writers understood and constructed modernism. * Shows how succeeding generations have developed those constructions and brought new interpretations to bear on the subject * Discusses how modernism relates to modernity and odernization, and to other literary and cultural movements * Texts have been selected for their relevance to the questions surrounding modernism, and for their accessibility to readers with a limited knowledge of the modernist canon * Includes a glossary and an annotated bibliography.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631230786
(229mm x 155mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Reading Modernist Poetry, Hardback (April 2010)
This text provides close examinations of key poems by T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, W.B. Yeats, and many others. It considers the key techniques employed to orient and disorient the reader, such as diction, rhythm, and allusion while exploring the ideological implications of subject matter and the literary forms and structures of modernist poetry.
Virginia Woolf (Authors in Context), Paperback (April 2009)
Political and social change during Woolf's lifetime led her to address the role of the state and the individual. Michael H. Whitworth shows how ideas and images from contemporary novelists, philosophers, theorists, and scientists fuelled her writing, and how critics, film-makers, and novelists have reinterpreted her work for later generations.
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* A judicious selection of key critical works on literary modernism * Helps students to engage with the major debates surrounding literary modernism * Presents a critical history from the earliest reviews to the most recent theoretical assessments * Shows how modernist writers understood and constructed modernism.
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Author Biography - Michael H. Whitworth
Michael H. Whitworth is University Lecturer in Twentieth-Century Literature at the University of Oxford, and a Tutorial Fellow of Merton College. His previous publications include Einstein's Wake: Relativity, Metaphor, and Modernist Literature (2001) and Virginia Woolf (2005).
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