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High and low moderns : literature and culture, 1889-1939

Author: Maria DiBattista; Lucy McDiarmid
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
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This collection of essays on modernist culture reassesses the convergence of low and high cultures, of socialist and aesthete, late Victorian and young Georgian, the popular and the coterie. Academic literary studies have until recently preferred to treat the "opaque," "difficult" writings of high moderns Conrad, Yeats, Woolf, and Eliot, and the more accessible work of the low moderns Kipling, Shaw, and Wells in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria DiBattista; Lucy McDiarmid
ISBN: 0195082664 9780195082661
OCLC Number: 33983293
Description: x, 259 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Maria DiBattista --
[Historical soundings] --
Surviving Victoria / Jay Dickson --
[Major and minor reputations] --
T.S. Eliot and Hart Crane / David Bronwich --
Remaking Marxist criticism : Partisan review's Eliotic leftism / Harvey Teres --
Florence Farr : a "transitional woman" / A. Walton Litz --
Appendix : 'Ibsen' women" / Florence Farr --
"The business of the earth" : Edward Thomas and ecocentrism / Edna Longley --
[Edwardian miscellany] --
The Edwardian Shaw, or the modernist that never was / Nicholas Grene --
Kipling in the history of forms / Louis Menand --
How Lawrence corrected Wells; How Orwell refuted Lawrence / Edward Mendelson --
The lowly art of murder : modernism and the case of the free woman / Maria DiBattista --
[Cultural politics] --
Love, politics, and textual corruption : Mrs. O'Shea's Parnell / R.F. Foster --
The demotic Lady Gregory / Lucy McDiarmid --
Appendix : Lady Gregory's review of "Days of fear" / Frank Gallagher --
Broadcasting news from nowhere : R.B. Cunninghame Graham and the geography of politics in the 1890's / Chris GoGwilt.
Responsibility: edited by Maria DiBattista and Lucy McDiarmid.
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This text considers the major modernist writers who are customarily treated as if they wrote in different eras and different worlds: the high modernists (such as Yeats and Woolf) and the low  Read more...

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