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Violence and modernism : Ibsen, Joyce, and Woolf

Author: William A Johnsen
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2003.
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"A unique and important book. Our understanding of literary modernism, which we think we know so well, is transformed by these analyses of the anthropological insights that it holds for readers."--Andrew J. McKenna, Loyola UniversityEmploying Northrop Frye and Ren Girard as his theoretical foundation, Johnsen reinterprets the works of three canonical modernists--Ibsen, Joyce, and Woolf--to argue for their commitment  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Johnsen, William A.
Violence and modernism.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2003
(DLC) 2003056424
(OCoLC)52518745
Named Person: Virginia Woolf; Henrik Ibsen; James Joyce; René Girard; Northrop Frye; Virginia Woolf; Henrik Ibsen; James Joyce; Virginia Woolf; Henrik Ibsen; James Joyce; René Girard; Northrop Frye; Northrop Frye; René Girard; Henrik Ibsen; James Joyce; Virginia Woolf
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William A Johnsen
ISBN: 9780813031842 0813031842
OCLC Number: 85855169
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 168 pages)
Contents: Myth, ritual, and modern literature after Girard --
Pillars of a self-sacrificial society --
Folkevenner og Folkefiender: Ibsen's research in modern behavior --
Joyce's sisters --
To live, not die, for his country: Stephen D(a)edalus and Ireland's future --
Finding the father: Virginia Woolf, feminism, and modernism.
Responsibility: William A. Johnsen.
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"A unique and important book. Our understanding of literary modernism, which we think we know so well, is transformed by these analyses of the anthropological insights that it holds for readers."--Andrew J. McKenna, Loyola UniversityEmploying Northrop Frye and Ren Girard as his theoretical foundation, Johnsen reinterprets the works of three canonical modernists--Ibsen, Joyce, and Woolf--to argue for their commitment to analyzing collective violence as a defining motive in literary modernism.

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