Modernist Literature: Challenging Fictions

Modernist Literature: Challenging Fictions

Author(s): Vicki Mahaffey

Published Online: 21 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631213062

Online ISBN: 9780470775721

DOI: 10.1002/9780470775721

About this Book

This inclusive guide to Modernist literature considers the 'high' Modernist writers such as Eliot, Joyce, Pound and Yeats alongside women writers and writers of the Harlem Renaissance.

  • Challenges the idea that Modernism was conservative and reactionary.
  • Relates the modernist impulse to broader cultural and historical crises and movements.
  • Covers a wide range of authors up to the outbreak of World War II, among them Oscar Wilde, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Langston Hughes, Samuel Beckett, HD, Virginia Woolf, Djuna Barnes, and Jean Rhys.
  • Includes coverage of women writers and gay and lesbian writers.

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