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Paranoid modernism : literary experiment, psychosis, and the professionalization of English society

Author: David Trotter
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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What provoked the fierce and systematic 'will to experiment' that was Modernism? Paranoia - thought especially to afflict those whose identities were founded on professional expertise - was described  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: D H Lawrence; Ford Madox Ford; Wyndham Lewis; David H Lawrence; Ford Madox Ford; Wyndham Lewis; Ford Madox Ford; D H Lawrence; Wyndham Lewis
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Trotter
ISBN: 0198187556 9780198187554
OCLC Number: 46936226
Description: 358 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. A Brief History of Paranoia --
2. Paranoia, Psychoanalysis, and Cultural Theory --
3. Career Development: William Godwin, Wilkie Collins, and the Psychopathies of Expertise --
4. Towards an Epidemiology of Paranoid Narrative --
5. One of Whom? Lord Jim and 'Ability in the Abstract --
6. Ford's Impressionism --
7. The Will-to-Abstraction: Hulme, Lewis, Lawrence --
8. D. H. Lawrence: Women in Love, Men in Madness --
9. Wyndham Lewis's Professions --
10. Beyond Modernism, Beyond Paranoia.
Responsibility: David Trotter.
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