Fiction of the New Statesman, 1913-1939 by Bashir Abu-mannehFiction of the New Statesman, 1913-1939 by Bashir Abu-manneh

Fiction of the New Statesman, 1913-1939

byBashir Abu-manneh

Hardcover | October 10, 2011

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Fiction of the New Statesman is the first study of the short stories published in the renowned British journal theNew Statesman. This book argues that New Statesman fiction advances a strong realist preoccupation with ordinary, everyday life, and shows how British domestic concerns have a strong hold on the working-class and lower-middle-class imaginative output of this period.
Bashir Abu-Manneh is assistant professor of English at Barnard College, Columbia University.
Title:Fiction of the New Statesman, 1913-1939Format:HardcoverDimensions:292 pages, 9.46 × 6.36 × 0.97 inPublished:October 10, 2011Publisher:University of Delaware PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1611493528

ISBN - 13:9781611493528


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction: Realism and Class Chapter 3 Realism Chapter 4 Interwar Class Part 5 Origins and Foundational Patterns 1913-14 Chapter 6 Arnold Bennett and the General Strike Chapter 7 Smells, Threats, Rumblings, Accidents, and Suppressions Chapter 8 R. M. Fox and Working-Class Literature Part 9 Ruralism Realized: H. E. Bates Chapter 10 Late 20s: Oppression and Desire Chapter 11 30s Bloom Part 12 Colonial Anxieties and Hopes: From E. R. Morrough to Winifred Holtby Chapter 13 Morrough's Egypt Chapter 14 Leslie Mitchell and E. M. Forster on Egyptian Chapter 15 William Plomer and Holtby Part 16 Rise of Modernist Women Chapter 17 Late 20s: Travel and Oppression Chapter 18 The 30s and Stella Benson Part 19 Soviet Fictions of the 30s: Bolshevism and Michael Zoshchenko Chapter 20 Against Anti-Bolshevism: Understanding Stalin's Russ Chapter 21 Michael Zoshchenko's Early Soviet Episodes Chapter 22 Elisaveta Fen's Late 30s Zoshchenko Chapter 23 Self-Criticism or Lies? Part 24 Realism or Documentary in the 30s: V.S. Pritchett and Peter Chamberlain 25 Pritchett, Foreigner Englishman Chapter 26 Chamberlain's Snapshot Documentary Chapter 27 Conclusion: Realist Relations Chapter 28 Bibliography

Editorial Reviews

The reinstatement of realism at the heart of inter-war fiction is long overdue but is now taking place, partly because literary scholars have been reading some history, partly because historians have been thinking about culture. This readable and argumentative book makes a significant contribution to the process, showing us how important realism was to the literary left, linking as it did the political and literary halves of the New Statesman. That it also introduces us to some worthwhile and neglected writing is a welcome bonus.