The Oxford English Literary History: Volume 10: 1910-1940: The Modern Movement

Paperback | March 20, 2006

byChris Baldick

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This exciting new volume provides a freshly inclusive account of literature in England in the period before, during, and after the First World War. Chris Baldick places the modernist achievements of Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, and James Joyce within the rich context of non-modernist writingsacross all major genres, allowing 'high' literary art to be read against the background of 'low' entertainment. Looking well beyond the modernist vanguard, Baldick highlights the survival and renewal of realist traditions in these decades of post-Victorian disillusionment. Ranging widely acrosspsychological novels, war poems, detective stories, satires, and children's books, The Modern Movement provides a unique survey of the literature of this turbulent time.

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This exciting new volume provides a freshly inclusive account of literature in England in the period before, during, and after the First World War. Chris Baldick places the modernist achievements of Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, and James Joyce within the rich context of non-modernist writingsacross all major genres, allowing 'high' lit...

Chris Baldick is Professor of English at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His previous publications include iCriticism and Literary Theory 1890 to the Present/i (1996), iThe Oxford Book of Gothic Tales/i (ed., 1992), iThe Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms/i (2nd edition, 2001), and iIn Frankenstein's Shadow/i (1987)...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.94 inPublished:March 20, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199288348

ISBN - 13:9780199288342

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Modern BeginningsPart I: Elements1. The Modern Literary Market2. Modern Authorship3. Modern English UsagePart II: Forms4. Modern Poetry5. Modern Drama6. Modern Short Stories7. The Modern Novel: Principles and Methods8. The Modern Novel as Social Chronicle9. The Modern Psychological Novel10. Modern Romance, Fable, and Historical Fiction11. Modern Satire12. Modern Essays, Biographies, Memoirs, and Travel Books13. Modern Entertainment: Forms of Light ReadingPart III: Occasions14. England and the English15. The Great War16. Childhood and Youth17. Sex and SexualitiesRetrospect: Three Decades of Modern Realism

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`Review from previous edition Baldick argues persuasively that modernism, as exemplified by such authors as Eliot, Woolf, and Joyce, did not suddenly dominate British literature in the period 1910-40; realistic novels and traditional poetic and dramatic forms continued to flourish. Theindividual author bibliographies are a tremendous asset. Recommended for all academic libraries, especially at the undergraduate level.'Library Journal