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The legacies of modernism : historicising postwar and contemporary fiction

Author: David James
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 20121.
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"An engagement with the continued importance of modernism is vital for building a nuanced account of the development of the novel after 1945. Bringing together internationally distinguished scholars of twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature, these essays reveal how the most innovative writers working today draw on the legacies of modernist literature. Dynamics of influence and adaptation are traced in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David James
ISBN: 9781107012523 110701252X
OCLC Number: 725827686
Description: xii, 287 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: mapping modernist continuities / David James --
Part I. Early Legacies: Inheriting Modernism at Mid-Century and Beyond: 1. Not what it used to be: nostalgia and the legacies of modernism / Randall Stevenson; 2. H.E. Bates, regionalism and late modernism / Dominic Head; 3. Moving beyond modernism in the fiction of B.S. Johnson: charting influences and comparisons / Philip Tew --
Part II. Modernist Aesthetics in Transition: Character, Perception, Innovation: 4. Thinking in literature: modernism and contemporary neuroscience / Patricia Waugh; 5. Autonomous automata: opacity and the fugitive character in the modernist novel and after / Julia Jordan; 6. Pseudo-impressionism? / Jesse Matz; 7. 'Advancing along the inherited path': Milan Kundera, Philip Roth and the idea of being traditionally new / David James --
Part III. Reassessing the Ethics of Modernist Fiction: 8. A complex legacy: modernity's uneasy discourse of ethics and responsibility / Tim Woods; 9. 'A renewed sense of difficulty': E.M. Forster, Iris Murdoch and Zadie Smith on ethics and form / Andrzej Gasiorek; 10. 'Myths of desire': D.H. Lawrence, language and ethics in A.S. Byatt's fiction / Peter Preston --
Part IV. Modernism's Global Afterlives: 11. Fictions of global crisis / Peter Middleton; 12. Representing slums and home: Chris Abani's Graceland / Susan Z. Andrade; 13. For translation: Virginia Woolf, J.M. Coetzee and transnational comparison / Rebecca L. Walkowitz --
Epilogue: finding the dreadfully real / Adam Thorpe.
Responsibility: edited by David James.
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The essays in this book trace the development of contemporary fiction through its dialogue with, rather than departure from, modernist literature.  Read more...

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