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Lewis, Pericles

Works: 10 works in 78 publications in 1 language and 4,150 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Filmed literary readings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Pericles Lewis
Modernism, nationalism, and the novel by Pericles Lewis( )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 2,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Modernism, Nationalism, and the Novel Pericles Lewis shows how political debates over the sources and nature of "national character" prompted radical experiments in narrative form amongst modernist writers. Though critics have accused the modern novel of shunning the external world, Lewis suggests that, far from abandoning nineteenth-century realists' concerns with politics, the modernists used this emphasis on individual consciousness to address the distinctively political ways in which the modern nation-state shapes the psyche of its subjects. Tracing this theme through Joyce, Proust, and Conrad, amongst others, Lewis claims that modern novelists gave life to a whole generation of narrators who forged new social realities in their own images. Their literary techniques - multiple narrators, transcriptions of consciousness, involuntary memory, and arcane symbolism - focused attention on the shaping of the individual by the nation and on the potential of the individual, in time of crisis, to redeem the nation."--Jacket
Religious experience and the modernist novel by Pericles Lewis( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The modernist period witnessed attempts to explain religious experience in non-religious terms. Such novelists as Henry James, Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and Franz Kafka found methods to describe through fiction the sorts of experiences that had traditionally been the domain of religious mystics and believers. In Religious Experience and the Modernist Novel, Pericles Lewis considers the development of modernism in the novel in relation to changing attitudes to religion. Through comparisons of major novelists with sociologists and psychologists from the same period, Lewis identifies the unique ways that literature addressed the changing spiritual situation of the early twentieth century. He challenges accounts that assume secularisation as the main narrative for understanding twentieth-century literature. Lewis explores the experiments that modernists undertook in order to invoke the sacred without directly naming it, resulting in a compelling study for readers of twentieth-century modernist literature"--Provided by publisher
The Cambridge introduction to modernism by Pericles Lewis( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than a century after its beginnings, modernism still has the power to shock, alienate, or challenge readers. This introduction explains in a readable, lively style how modernism emerged, how it is defined, and how it developed in different forms and genres. Pericles Lewis offers students a survey of literature and art in England, Ireland, and Europe at the beginning of the twentieth century. Illustrated with modernist art and featuring suggestions for further study, this is the ideal introduction to understanding and enjoying modernist literature and art."--Jacket
The Cambridge companion to European modernism by Pericles Lewis( Book )

17 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The term modernism, central to English-language criticism of early twentieth-century literature at least since Laura Riding and Robert Graves published their Survey of Modernist Poetry in 1927, has continually widened in scope. Contemporary scholars often describe modernism, understood as a cosmopolitan movement in literature and the arts reflecting a crisis of representation, as having arisen in Europe in the middle of the nineteenth century and developing up to, and even after, the Second World War. Even so classic and wide-ranging an earlier account as the collection that Malcolm Bradbury and James McFarlane edited in 1976, Modernism: A Guide to European Literature, 1890-1930, today seems strangely limited in its historical timeframe. Modernism now seems to be a movement whose roots go back well over a century and whose effects are still being felt today"--
The Norton anthology of world literature( Book )

2 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Read by millions of students since its first publication, The Norton Anthology of World Literature remains the most- trusted anthology of world literature available. Guided by the advice of more than 500 teachers of world literature and a panel of regional specialists, the editors of the Third Edition―a completely new team of scholar- teachers―have made this respected text brand-new in all the best ways. Dozens of new selections and translations, all- new introductions and headnotes, hundreds of new illustrations, redesigned maps and timelines, and a wealth of media resources all add up to the most exciting, accessible, and teachable version of ?the Norton? ever published
The Norton anthology of western literature( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A completely new editorial team, dozens of new selections and translations, all-new introductions and headnotes, hundreds of illustrations, redesigned maps and timelines, and a completely revamped media program all add up to the most exciting, accessible, and teachable version of "the Norton" ever published
Christopher Newman's haircloth shirt : worldly asceticism, conversion and "auto-machia" in "The America" by Pericles Lewis( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Cambridge introduction to European modernism( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Private religion, public mourning, and "Mrs Dalloway." by Elyse Graham( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Yale NUS College poetry reading, Edwin Thumboo : 6 October, 2016, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Black Box Theatre by Edwin Thumboo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Features a poetry reading session by Professor Edwin Thumboo, one of the pioneers of English Literature in Singapore. He is the Emeritus Professor and Professorial Fellow at the National University of Singapore. The session organised by the Division of Humanities, Yale-NUS was aimed at bringing the beauty of poetry to the College community
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Modernism, nationalism, and the novel
Religious experience and the modernist novelThe Cambridge introduction to modernismThe Cambridge companion to European modernismThe Cambridge introduction to European modernism
Alternative Names
Pericles Lewis Literary scholar

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