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The Great War and the language of modernism

Author: Vincent B Sherry
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 'The Great War and the Language of Modernism', Vincent Sherry reopens long unanswered questions regarding the influence of the 1914 war on the verbal experiments of modernist poetry and fiction.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Ezra Pound; T S Eliot; Virginia Woolf; Virginia Woolf; Ezra Pound; Thomas S Eliot
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent B Sherry
ISBN: 0195101766 9780195101768 0195178181 9780195178180
OCLC Number: 59367333
Awards: Winner of Named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2004.
Description: xiii, 395 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Liberal Measures: Prolegomenon to a Poetics of English Modernism --
I. Harmonic Politics --
II. The Journalistic Turn --
III. The Literary State --
IV. Critical Poetics --
Interchapter 1. Lessons for the Relative Alien --
2. Pound's Savage Ratios --
I. Mimicry, with Differences --
II. The Student of Contemporary Mentality --
III. The Arranger of Inanities --
IV. Homage to Sextus Propertius --
V. Propoundius: His Aftermath --
VI. The Decay of This Generation --
Interchapter 2. Stein --
3. Mr. Eliot's Wartime Services --
I. Opposition, Repossessions, Performances --
II. English, in French --
III. Powers of Four --
IV. Sunday Morning Decadence --
V. Poetic Modernism --
VI. Pound, Eliot, and the Making of The Waste Land: Policing the Voices --
Interchapter 3. Ford --
4. Woolf, Among the Modernists --
I. Voyaging Out --
II. Shorts --
III. Jacob's Room --
IV. Mrs. Dalloway's Insubordinate Clause --
V. Unbracketed --
Epilogue: A Memory for Modernism, the New Critical Constructions, and This Awful Truth of Pseudotruth.
Responsibility: Vincent Sherry.

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Noted critic Sherry (Villanova Univ.) examines WWI from a historical perspective. Basing his discussion on the major writings of Pound, Eliot, and Woolf, he argues that critical scrutiny does not Read more...

 
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