The Cambridge companion to the modernist novel

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Summary
The novel is modernism's most vital and experimental genre. In this 2007 Companion leading critics explore the very significant pleasures of reading modernist novels, but also demonstrate how and why reading modernist fiction can be difficult. No one technique or style defines a novel as modernist. Instead, these essays explain the formal innovations, stylistic preferences and thematic concerns which unite modernist fiction. They also show how modernist novels relate to other forms of art, and to the social and cultural context from which they emerged. Alongside chapters on prominent novelists such as James Joyce and Virginia Woolf, as well as lesser-known authors such as Dorothy Richardson and Djuna Barnes, themes such as genre and geography, time and consciousness are discussed in detail. With a chronology and guide to further reading, this is the most accessible and informative overview of the genre available.
Contents
Reading the modernist novel : an introduction / Morag Shiach
Modernists on the art of fiction / Jeff Wallace
Early modernism / Peter Brooker
Remembrance and tense past / Ann Banfield
Consciousness as a stream / Anne Fernihough
The legacies of modernism / Laura Marcus
James Joyce and the languages of modernism / Katherine Mullin
Tradition and revelation : moments of being in Virginia Woolf's major novels / Meg Jensen
Wyndham Lewis and modernist satire / Rebecca Beasley
D.H. Lawrence : organicism and the modernist novel / Hugh Stevens
Joseph Conrad's half-written fictions / Jeremy Hawthorn
Djuna Barnes : melancholic modernism / Deborah Parsons
William Faulkner : an impossibly comprehensive expressivity / Catherine Gunther Kodat
Writing lives : Dorothy Richardson, May Sinclair, Gertrude Stein / Howard Finn
C.L.R. James, Claude McKay, Nella Larsen, Jean Toomer : the 'black Atlantic' and the modernist novel / Anna Snaith
Situating Samuel Beckett / Lois Oppenheim.

Additional Information
Series Cambridge companions to literature.
Subjects English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Modernism (Literature) -- Great Britain.
Modernism (Literature) -- United States.
Publisher Cambridge [UK] ; New York :Cambridge University Press,2007
Other Titles Modernist novel
Contributors Shiach, Morag.
Language English
Description xx, 249 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-242) and index.
ISBN 9780521854443
052185444X
9780521670746 (pbk.)
0521670748 (pbk.)
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