A sinking island : the modern English writers
|Format:||Print Book 1988|
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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 ReviewsBooklist Review: "
-- 20th century
-- History and criticism.
Modernism (Literature) -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
|Publisher|| New York :Knopf,1988
290 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography: pages 265-280.