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English modernism, national identity and the Germans, 1890-1950

Author: Petra Rau
Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009.
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This is the first systematic analysis of the relationship between representations of 'Germanness' in modernist British literature, the construction of English identity and the negotiation of modernity. Major figures such as Conrad, Woolf and Ford are examined alongside popular or less-familiar writers such as Saki and Stevie Smith. Rau's book will be invaluable to scholars and will serve undergraduates working in  Read more...
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Rau, Petra.
English modernism, national identity and the Germans, 1890-1950.
Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009
(DLC) 2009015758
(OCoLC)318645887
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Petra Rau
ISBN: 0754696952 9780754696957 0754656721 9780754656722 1282295225 9781282295223
OCLC Number: 467178436
Description: 1 online resource (x, 233 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 'A sickening suggestion of common guilt' : German renegades and English heroes in Conrad's fiction --
Forster's accessible foreignness : Prussian Junkers versus 'German cosmopolitans' --
Flirting with the beastly Hun : Imperial anxiety and modern militarism in the popular fiction of Buchan, Le Queux and Saki --
Ford's 'tricky German fashion' : medical modernity and Anglo-Saxon pathology --
'Monster men and women' : Woolf's grotesque German body and Lawrence's bad modernity --
The 'soldiers of modernism' : The lure of fascist corporeality in travel writing and fiction --
'The thinning of the membrane between the this and the that' : Englishness and espionage in Blitz writing.
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A study that traces the way representations of 'Germanness' in modernist British literature from 1890 to 1950 contributed to the development of English identity. It examines the shift in attitudes  Read more...

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'[An] absorbing account...' Angermion '[Rau's] detailed knowledge of German and British culture not only sustains her readings of individual texts but provides a foundation for further study.' D H Read more...

 
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