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This 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 Details

ISBN: 9780199288342
ISBN-10: 0199288348
Format: Paperback
(217mm x 138mm x 24mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 10-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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