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Description - Reading the Modern British and Irish Novel 1890-1930 by Daniel R. Schwarz

Daniel R. Schwarz has studied and taught the modern British novel for decades and now brings his impressive erudition and critical acuity to this insightful study of the major authors and novels of the first half of the twentieth century. This book presents an insightful study of British fiction in the first half of the twentieth century. It draws on the author's decades of experience researching and teaching the modern British novel. It sets the modern British novel in its intellectual, cultural and literary contexts.This book features close readings of Hardy's "Jude the Obscure", Conrad's "Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim", Lawrence's "Sons and Lovers" and "The Rainbow", Joyce's "Dubliners" and "Ulysses", Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway" and "To the Lighthouse" and Forster's "A Passage to India". It shows how these novels are essential components in a modernist cultural tradition which includes the visual arts. It takes account of recent developments in theory and cultural studies. It is written in an engaging style, avoiding jargon.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631226222
ISBN-10: 0631226222
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 153mm x 23mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Daniel R. Schwarz

Daniel R. Schwarz is Professor of English and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow at Cornell University, where he has won major teaching prizes. He is the author of the recently published Broadway Boogie Woogie (2003) and the widely read Imagining the Holocaust (1999; rev. edn 2000). His many previous publications include Rereading Conrad (2001), Reconfiguring Modernism (1997), The Transformation of the English Novel, 1890--1930 (1989; rev. edn 1995), and Reading Joyce's "Ulysses" (1987; Centenary edn 2004).

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