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A sinking island : the modern English writers

by Kenner, Hugh.

Format: Print Book 1988
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PR478.M6 K4 1988
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PR478.M6 K4 1988
The island, of course, is England. Having considered the modern writers of America in A Homemade World and Ireland in A Colder Eye, Kenner turns to the third of International Modernism's "three provinces." His judgment is often harsh -- he argues that in the last quarter of the twentieth century "there's no longer an English literature" -- but his book is a pure delight in its pungent, lively, and thoughtful amalgam of anecdote and critical analysis, detective work and celebration.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Wit, erudition, and firmly held opinions all wash together as Kenner discusses the lives and works of major twentieth-century British writers-- and offers criticism of both. His unconventional appraisals are supremely challenging and stimulating. [BKL D 15 88]"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Modernism (Literature) -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Publisher New York :Knopf,1988
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 290 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Bibliography: pages 265-280.
ISBN 0394542541
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