Modernism: A Guide To European Literature 1890-1930

Paperback | June 29, 1978

EditorMalcolm Bradbury, James McFarlane

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An exploration of the ideas, groupings and the social tensions that shaped the transformation of life caused by the changes of modernity in art, science, politics and philosophy

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'The Modern movement in the arts transformed consciousness and artistic form just as the energies of modernity--scientific, technological, philosophical, political--transformed for ever the nature, the speed, the sensation of human life, ' write the editors in their new Preface. This now classic survey explores the ideas, the groupings...

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An exploration of the ideas, groupings and the social tensions that shaped the transformation of life caused by the changes of modernity in art, science, politics and philosophy

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'The Modern movement in the arts transformed consciousness and artistic form just as the energies of modernity--scientific, technological, philosophical, political--transformed for ever the nature, the speed, the sensation of human life, ' write the editors in their new Preface. This now classic survey explores the ideas, the groupings...

Malcolm Bradbury is a novelist, critic, television dramatist and Emeritus Professor of American Studies at the University of East Anglia. He is author of the novels Eating People is Wrong (1959); Stepping Westward (1965); The History Man (1975); which won the Royal Society of Literature Heinemann Prize and was adapted as a famous tel...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:688 pages, 7.81 × 5.08 × 1.25 inPublished:June 29, 1978Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140138323

ISBN - 13:9780140138320

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Preface

PART ONE

1. The Name and Nature of Modernism
(Malcolm Bradbury and James McFarlane)

2. The Cultural and Intellectual Climate of Modernism
The Double Image (Allan Bullock)
The Mind of Modernism (James McFarlane)

3. A Geography of Modernism
The Cities of Modernism (Malcolm Bradbury)
Berlin and the Rise of Modernism 1886-96 (James McFarlane)
Vienna and Prague 1890-1928 (Franz Kuna)
Modernism in Russia 1893-1917 (Eugene Lampert)
Chicago and New York: Two Versions of American Modernism (Eric Homberger)
Revolt, Conservatism and Reaction in Paris 1905-25 (Eric Cahm)
London 1890-1920 (Malcolm Bradbury)

4. Literary Movements
Movements, Magazines and Manifestos: The Succession from Naturalism (Malcolm Bradbury and James McFarlane)
Symbolism, Decadence and Impressionism (Clive Scott)
Imagism and Vorticism (Natan Zach)
Italian Futurism (Judy Rawson)
Russian Futurism (G.M. Hyde)
German Expressionism (Richard Sheppard)
Dada and Surrealism (Robert Short)

PART TWO

5. The Lyric Poetry of Modernism
The Modernist Lyric (Graham Hough)
The Crisis of Language (Richard Sheppard)
The Poetry of the City (G.M. Hyde)
The Prose Poem and Free Verse (Clive Scott)
Poems and Fictions: Stevens, Rilke, Valery (Ellman Crasnow)
German Expressionist Poetry (Richard Sheppard)

6. The Modernist Novel
The Introverted Novel (John Fletcher and Malcolm Bradbury)
The Theme of Consciousness: Thomas Mann (J.P. Stern)
Svevo, Joyce, and Modernist Time (Michael Hollington)
The Janus-faced Novel: Conrad, Musil, Kafka, Mann (Franz Kuna)
The Symbolist Novel: Huysmans to Malraux (Melvin J. Friedman)
The City of Russian Modernist Fiction (Donald Fanger)
The Language of Modernist Fiction: Metaphor and Metonymy (David Lodge)

7. Modernist Drama
Modernist Drama: Origins and Patterns (John Fletcher and James McFarlane)
Intimate Theatre: Maeterlinck to Strindberg (James McFarlane)
Modernist Drama: Wedekind to Brecht (Martin Esslin)
Neo-modernist Drama: Yeats and Pirandello (James McFarlane)

Chronology of Events
Brief Biographies
Bibliography
Index

From Our Editors

'The Modern movement in the arts transformed consciousness and artistic form just as the energies of modernity--scientific, technological, philosophical, political--transformed for ever the nature, the speed, the sensation of human life, ' write the editors in their new Preface. This now classic survey explores the ideas, the groupings and the social tensions that shaped this transformation.