British novelists, 1890-1929 : modernists

Format: Print Book 1985
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance) rq PR861 .B73 1985
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Collection  Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance)
 
Call Number  rq PR861 .B73 1985
 
 
Summary
When Virginia Woolf wrote that in or about December 1910 human character changed she was reacting specifically to the first impressionist exhibition in England. But her statement also summed up a feeling shared by the so-called modernist writers of that period, who, in the context of World War I, were beginning to think and write in new ways about their government and social structures, their place in the world and their universe. Although modernism is difficult to define and indeed is expressed quite differently by the writers featured in this volume, a common theme among these novelists is the idea that the novel, as an art form, is autonomous-not merely a reflection of the life it depicts but its own enterprise.29 entries include: Ivy Compton-Burnett, Aldous Huxley, James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, W. Somerset Maugham, Liam O'Flaherty, Jean Rhys, Dorothy M. Richardson, Bram Stoker, Rebecca West and Virginia Woolf.
Additional Information
Series Dictionary of literary biography ; v. 36.
Subjects English fiction -- 20th century -- Dictionaries.
English fiction -- 19th century -- Dictionaries.
English fiction -- 20th century -- Bio-bibliography.
English fiction -- 19th century -- Bio-bibliography.
Novelists, English -- 19th century -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Novelists, English -- 20th century -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Modernism (Literature) -- Great Britain -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Publisher Detroit, Mi :Gale,1985
Contributors Staley, Thomas F.
Language English
Notes "A Bruccoli Clark book."
Includes index.
Description xiii, 387 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Bibliography Notes Bibliography: pages 349-355.
ISBN 0810317141
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