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Description - Modernist Literature by Mary Ann Gillies

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748627639
ISBN-10: 0748627634
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mary Ann Gillies

Mary Ann Gillies is Associate Professor of English and Associate Dean of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada. Aurelea Mahood is Lecturer in English at Simon Fraser University.