Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Modernism and the Fate of Individuality by Michael Levenson

Michael Levenson, author of the acclaimed A Genealogy of Modernism, devotes this second book to the complex question of the self, the individual subject, as it undergoes various transitions throughout the period we designate 'modernist'. The book is an elaborate and compelling engagement with the problem of individuality in our age, structured around a sophisticated reading of eight major novels by Conrad, James, Forster, Madox Ford, Lewis, Lawrence, Joyce and Woolf. Professor Levenson takes account of the large body of modern theoretical writing on this topic, and his study will be of interest to theorists, cultural historians, and literary scholars in equal measure. It addresses issues (the crisis of liberalism, challenge to Eurocentrism, advance of bureaucracy, contest between men and women) still of crucial concern in our culture, showing that the problem, when it comes to locating the self within the entanglements of a community, is one of defining a formal concept while at the same time preserving a moral value.

Buy Modernism and the Fate of Individuality by Michael Levenson from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521609449
ISBN-10: 0521609445
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Modernism and the Fate of Individuality by Michael Levenson

Book Reviews - Modernism and the Fate of Individuality by Michael Levenson

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Modernism and the Fate of Individuality book by Michael Levenson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Michael Levenson

Humanities and Everyday Life by Michael Levenson
Paperback, November 2017
Modernism by Michael Levenson
Hardback, October 2011
Cambridge Companion to Modernism by Michael Levenson
Paperback, September 2011
Spectacle of Intimacy by Michael Levenson
Hardback, June 2000