Modernism: A Guide to European Literature,1890-1930
Malcolm Bradbury, James McFarlane
Penguin Books, 1991 - Literary Criticism - 688 pages
The period 1890-1930 produced literature that still feels contemporary and few movements can boast such an international wealth of innovative writers - Apollinaire, Brecht, Joyce, Kafka, Strindberg, Woolf and Yeats among many others. This now classic survey explores the ideas, the groupings and the social tensions that shaped this transformation, as well as the literature itself, and identifies the elements of shock and crisis central to Modernist style. Appropriately, the contributors display a stimulating variety of critical approaches and methods resulting in some of the most exciting and scholarly criticism yet written on Modernism.
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A collection of essays which veers from the fascinating, well-written and insightful to the dull, tortuous and sophomoric. There are seven sections: 'modernism' as a term; the intellectual and ... Read full review