This engaging textbook provides a critical assessment of British modernist literature produced between 1900 and 1945. Each chapter focuses on a single decade, a distinct genre and a specific theme: the 1900s - the short story - gender and sexuality; the 1910s - poetry - war, technology and propaganda; the 1920s - the novel - new modes of literary expression; the 1930s - the documentary - political engagement. A final chapter covers the 1940s and beyond looking at new literary and artistic movements and 'other' modernisms. Covering canonical texts and lesser-known works, Modernist Literature introduces students to current debates in Modernism and a range of literature in its historical and aesthetic contexts. Features: *Examines four distinct genres - the short story, poetry, novel and documentary - decade-by-decade. *Combines close readings with cultural and political analyses of British modernism. *Includes a Chronology and Further Readings with each chapter.
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Author Biography - Mary Ann Gillies
Mary Ann Gillies teaches English at Simon Fraser University. She is the author of Henri Bergson and British Modernism (McGill-Queen's University Press, 1996) and The Professional Literary Agent in Britain: 1880-1920 (University of Toronto Press, 2007). Aurelea Mahood teaches late 19th-century and 20th-century literature at Capilano College in North Vancouver. Her current research projects look at the presentation of Modernism in women's magazines between 1918 and 1945 and the intersection between the technologies of mass media and late modernism.