By David Bradshaw, Kevin J. H. Dettmar
The Companion combines a large grounding within the crucial texts and contexts of the modernist circulation with the original insights of students whose careers were dedicated to the examine of modernism.
- An crucial source for college students and lecturers of modernist literature and culture
- Broad in scope and entire in coverage
- Includes greater than 60 contributions from essentially the most extraordinary modernist students on each side of the Atlantic
- Brings jointly entries on components of modernist tradition, modern highbrow and aesthetic routine, and all of the genres of modernist writing and art
- Features 25 essays at the sign texts of modernist literature, from James Joyce’s Ulysses to Zora Neal Hurston’s Their Eyes have been observing God
- Pays shut cognizance to either British and American modernism
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