The better half combines a extensive grounding within the crucial texts and contexts of the modernist circulate with the original insights of students whose careers were dedicated to the examine of modernism.
An crucial source for college kids and academics of modernist literature and culture
Broad in scope and finished in coverage
Includes greater than 60 contributions from essentially the most exotic modernist students on either side of the Atlantic
Brings jointly entries on components of modernist tradition, modern highbrow and aesthetic pursuits, and the entire genres of modernist writing and art
Features 25 essays at the sign texts of modernist literature, from James Joyce’s Ulysses to Zora Neal Hurston’s Their Eyes have been staring at God
Pays shut awareness to either British and American modernism
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Extra resources for A Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture)
Baldwin, James (1998). Early Novels and Stories, ed. Toni Morrison. New York: Library of America. Barnes, Djuna (1961). Nightwood. New York: New Directions. Barth, Karl (1933). The Epistle to the Romans, trans. Edwyn C. Hoskyns. London: Oxford University Press. Original work published 1918. Bryden, Mary (1998). Samuel Beckett and the Idea of God. New York: St. Martin’s Press. Buckler, William E. (1958). Prose of the Victorian Period. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Chadwick, Owen (1975). The Secularization of the European Mind in the Nineteenth Century.
Monsieur Homais’s dull stupidity is just the other face of Bouvard’s and Pécuchet’s touchingly misguided efforts to take stock of an ever-expanding contemporary science. ) should have neither religion, country, nor even any social conviction” (Steegmuller 1957: 148). This critical aloofness was shared, with some variations, by Nietzsche and Joyce; consequently, no modernist could be dispensed from “thinking” through a personal “philosophy” that would be both critical and clinical, reflexive and creative.
English-language modernism features a number of assimilated Jewish characters. In Joyce’s Ulysses, Leopold Bloom, though he has been baptized three times, continually meditates on his Jewish background, and Joyce frequently associates him with the Old Testament prophet Elijah. Although he is in many respects an anti-hero, most readers sympathize with Bloom and even admire him, but more stereotypical Jews represent the disagreeable aspects of modernity in works such as Eliot’s “Burbank with a Baedeker, Bleistein with a Cigar,” Langston Hughes’s Fine Clothes to the Jew, Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, and F.