The Oxford English Literary History
1910-1940 - The Modern Movement
By (author) Chris Baldick
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Oxford English Literary History by Chris Baldick
Book DescriptionThis exciting new volume provides a freshly inclusive account of literature in England in the period before, during, and after the First World War. Chris Baldick places the modernist achievements of Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, and James Joyce within the rich context of non-modernist writings across all major genres, allowing 'high' literary art to be read against the background of 'low' entertainment. Looking well beyond the modernist vanguard, Baldick highlights the survival and renewal of realist traditions in these decades of post-Victorian disillusionment. Ranging widely across psychological novels, war poems, detective stories, satires, and children's books, The Modern Movement provides a unique survey of the literature of this turbulent time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199288342
(217mm x 138mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 10-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms provides clear and concise definitions of even the most complex literary terms from abjection to zeugma. An essential reference tool for students of literature in any language. Recommended web links are available via a companion website.
Literature of the 1920s: Writers Among the Ruins, Hardback (October 2012)
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Decadence, Paperback (October 2011)» View all books by Chris Baldick
An annotated anthology of the ever-fascinating tradition of Decadence in 19th-century writing, including key manifestos, critical declarations, poems, stories, critical responses, parodies, and ancient Roman antecedents. the book forms an essential resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and for others fascinated by Decadent writing.
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Author Biography - Chris Baldick
Chris Baldick is Professor of English at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His previous publications include Criticism and Literary Theory 1890 to the Present (1996), The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales (ed., 1992), The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2nd edition, 2001), and In Frankenstein's Shadow (1987).
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