Modernism

Modernism

Editor(s): Michael H. Whitworth

Published Online: 1 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631230779

Online ISBN: 9780470690161

DOI: 10.1002/9780470690161

About this Book

This guide helps readers to engage with the major critical debates surrounding literary modernism.


  • A judicious selection of key critical works on literary modernism
  • Presents a critical history from the earliest reviews to the most recent theoretical assessments
  • Shows how modernist writers understood and constructed modernism.
  • Shows how succeeding generations have developed those constructions and brought new interpretations to bear on the subject
  • Discusses how modernism relates to modernity and odernization, and to other literary and cultural movements
  • Texts have been selected for their relevance to the questions surrounding modernism, and for their accessibility to readers with a limited knowledge of the modernist canon
  • Includes a glossary and an annotated bibliography.

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