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Rich and strange : gender, history, modernism

Author: Marianne DeKoven
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1991] ©1991
Series: Princeton paperbacks
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Like the products of the "sea-change" in Ariel's song in The Tempest, modernist writing is "rich and strange." Its greatness lies in its density and its dislocations, which have until now been viewed as a repudiation of and an alternative to the cultural implications of turn-of-the-century political radicalism. Marianne DeKoven argues powerfully to the contrary, maintaining that modernist form evolved precisely as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)790741484
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marianne DeKoven
ISBN: 0691068690 9780691068695 0691014965 9780691014968
OCLC Number: 23649744
Awards: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 1992
Description: xiii, 248 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Toward the modernist narrative: ch. 1. Modernism under erasure --
ch. 2. A different story : "The yellow wallpaper" and The turn of the screw --
pt. 2. Conrad and others: ch. 3. Darker and lower down : the eruption of modernism in "Melanctha" and The nigger of the "narcissus" --
ch. 4. T he vaginal passage : Heart of darkness and The voyage out --
ch. 5. The destructive element : The awakening and Lord Jim --
pt. 3. In the wake of early modernist narrative: ch. 6. (Anti- )canonical modernism --
ch. 7. After modernism.
Series Title: Princeton paperbacks
Responsibility: Marianne DeKoven.
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Like the products of the 'sea-change' described in Ariel's song in "The Tempest", modernist writing is 'rich and strange'. This book argues to the contrary maintaining that modernist form evolved  Read more...


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