Men and Women Writers of the 1930s: The Dangerous Flood of History by Janet MontefioreMen and Women Writers of the 1930s: The Dangerous Flood of History by Janet Montefiore

Men and Women Writers of the 1930s: The Dangerous Flood of History

byJanet MontefioreEditorJanet Montefiore

Paperback | October 2, 1996

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Men and Women Writers of the 1930sis a searching critique of the issues of memory and gender during this dynamic decade. Montefiore asks two principle questions; what part does memory play in the political literature of and about 1930s Britain? And what were the roles of women, both as writers and as signifying objects in constructing that literature?
Montefiore's topical analysis of 1930s mass unemployment, fascist uprise and 'appeasement' is shockingly relevant in society today. Issues of class, anti-fascist historical novels, post war memoirs of 'Auden generation' writers and neglected women poets are discussed at length. Writers include:
*George Orwell
*Virginia Woolf
*W.H. Auden
*Storm Jameson
*Jean Rhys
*Rebecca West
Title:Men and Women Writers of the 1930s: The Dangerous Flood of HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:278 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.9 inPublished:October 2, 1996Publisher:Taylor and Francis

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415068932

ISBN - 13:9780415068932

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"This is a superb account of the role of memory in the examination of literature. Montefiore writes very penetratingly about Virginia Woolf and Rebecca West but also tries to restore the neglected talents of Sylvia Townsend Warner and Storm Jameson to their proper place in our attention. The decade has been well-ploughed as a field, but never so intelligently. On the male side of the account, she subjects George Orwell's writing to the best critique that I have ever read."-Christopher Hitchens, "The Washington Post, 12/8/96