Modernism, Narrative and Humanism by Paul SheehanModernism, Narrative and Humanism by Paul Sheehan

Modernism, Narrative and Humanism

byPaul Sheehan

Paperback | November 24, 2008

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Paul Sheehan attempts to redefine Modernist narrative for the twenty-first century. According to Sheehan, Modernism presents a major form of critique of the fundamental presumptions of humanism. By pairing key Modernist writers with philosophical critics of the humanist tradition, he shows how Modernists sought to discover humanism's inhuman potential. He reveals the crucial link between the Modernist novel's narrative concerns and its philosophical orientation in a book that will be of interest to scholars of Modernism and literary theory.
Title:Modernism, Narrative and HumanismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:November 24, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521099129

ISBN - 13:9780521099127

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Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction: The anthropometric turn; 1. Narrating the animal, amputating the soul; 2. Conrad and technology: homo-ex-machina; 3. The Lawrentian transcendent: after the fall; 4. Woolf's luminance: time out of mid; 5. Doubting Beckett: voices descant, stories still; Conclusion: Humanness unbound; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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"...very interesting and persuasive..." Modern Philology