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Intermodernism : literary culture in mid-twentieth-century Britain

Author: Kristin Bluemel
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2009.
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This collection of original critical essays challenges readers to accept a new term, new critical category, and new literary history for twentieth-century British literature. It takes as its primary subject the fascinating and typically neglected writing of the years of the Depression and World War II - the fiction, memoirs, criticism, and journalism of writers such as Elizabeth Bowen, Storm Jameson, William Empson,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009675443
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kristin Bluemel
ISBN: 9780748635108 0748635106 1282620258 9781282620254 0748651926 9780748651924 9786612620256 6612620250
OCLC Number: 650243638
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 254 pages)
Contents: A Cassandra with clout: Storm Jameson, little Englander and good European / Elizabeth Maslen --
Englands ancient and modern: Sylvia Townsend Warner, T.H. White and the fictions of medieval Englishness / Janet Montefiore --
'A strange field': region and class in the novels of Harold Heslop / John Fordham --
Stella Gibbons, ex-centricity and the suburb / Faye Hammill --
Intermodern travel: J.B. Priestley's English and American journeys / Lisa Colletta --
Under suspicion: the plotting of Britain in World War II detective spy fiction / Phyllis Lassner --
Trials and errors: The Heat of the Day and postwar culpability / Allan Hepburn --
Rebecca West's palimpsestic praxis: crafting the intermodern voice of witness / Debra Rae Cohen --
THe intermodern assumption of the future: William Empson, Charles Madge and mass-observation / Nick Hubble --
'The creative treatment of actuality': John Grierson, documentary cinema and 'fact' in the 1930s / Laura Marcus.
Responsibility: edited by Kristin Bluemel.


This collection of original critical essays launches an ambitious, long-term project marking out a new period and style in twentieth-century literary history.  Read more...


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Intermodernism is an attractive book in its own right, full of thoughtful and often surprising readings of particular texts, writers, and movements. It is also a welcome and substantial contribution Read more...

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