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書名 The legacies of modernism : historicising postwar and contemporary fiction / edited by David James
出版項 Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
國際標準書號 9781107012523 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館2F西文書區  809.39112 L5223 2012    在架上  -  30500101439415
說明 xii, 287 p. ; 24 cm
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
"An engagement with the continued importance of modernism is vital for building a nuanced account of the development of the novel after 1945. Bringing together internationally distinguished scholars of twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature, these essays reveal how the most innovative writers working today draw on the legacies of modernist literature. Dynamics of influence and adaptation are traced in dialogues between authors from across the twentieth century: Lawrence and A. S. Byatt, Woolf and J. M. Coetzee, Forster and Zadie Smith. The book sets out new critical and disciplinary foundations for rethinking the very terms we use to map the novel's progression and renewal, enhancing our understanding not only of what modernism was but also what it might still become. With its global reach, The Legacies of Modernism will appeal to scholars working not only in the new modernist studies, but also in postcolonial studies and comparative literature"-- Provided by publisher
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: mapping modernist continuities David James; Part I. Early Legacies: Inheriting Modernism at Mid-Century and Beyond: 1. Not what it used to be: nostalgia and the legacies of modernism Randall Stevenson; 2. H. E. Bates, regionalism and late modernism Dominic Head; 3. Moving beyond modernism in the fiction of B. S. Johnson: charting influences and comparisons Philip Tew; Part II. Modernist Aesthetics in Transition: Character, Perception, Innovation: 4. Thinking in literature: modernism and contemporary neuroscience Patricia Waugh; 5. Autonomous automata: opacity and the fugitive character in the modernist novel and after Julia Jordan; 6. Pseudo-Impressionism? Jesse Matz; 7. 'Advancing along the inherited path': Milan Kundera, Philip Roth and the idea of being traditionally new David James; Part III. Reassessing the Ethics of Modernist Fiction: 8. A complex legacy: modernity's uneasy discourse of ethics and responsibility Tim Woods; 9. 'A renewed sense of difficulty': E. M. Forster, Iris Murdoch and Zadie Smith on ethics and form Andrzej Gasiorek; 10. 'Myths of desire': D. H. Lawrence, language and ethics in A. S. Byatt's fiction Peter Preston; Part IV. Modernism's Global Afterlives: 11. Fictions of global crisis Peter Middleton; 12. Representing slums and home: Chris Abani's Graceland Susan Z. Andrade; 13. For translation: Virginia Woolf, J. M. Coetzee and transnational comparison Rebecca L. Walkowitz; Epilogue: finding the dreadfully real Adam Thorpe
主題 Modernism (Literature)
Fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism
Literature and history
Postcolonialism in literature
Alt Author James, David, 1979-
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