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010    2010050048 
020    9781107008113 (hardback) 
020    9781107400429 (paperback) 
035    (OCoLC)690585350 
040    DLC|cDLC|dDLC|dAS|beng|dEAS 
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050 00 PN56.M54|bK47 2011 
082 00 809.3/9112|222 
100 1  Kern, Stephen 
245 14 The modernist novel :|ba critical introduction /|cStephen 
       Kern 
260    Cambridge ;|aNew York :|bCambridge University Press,|c2011
300    xi, 253 p. ;|c24 cm 
504    Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-248) and index
505 8  Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. 
       Character; 2. Event; 3. Space; 4. Time; 5. Framework; 6. 
       Text; 7. Narrator; Conclusion; Works cited; Index 
520    "Leading scholar Stephen Kern offers a probing analysis of
       the modernist novel, encompassing American, British and 
       European works. Organized thematically, the book offers a 
       comprehensive analysis of the stunningly original formal 
       innovations in novels by Conrad, Joyce, Woolf, Proust, 
       Gide, Faulkner, Dos Passos, Kafka, Musil and others. Kern 
       contextualizes and explains how formal innovations 
       captured the dynamic history of the period, reconstructed 
       as ten master narratives. He also draws briefly on poetry 
       and painting of the first half of the twentieth century. 
       The Modernist Novel is set to become a fundamental source 
       for discussions of the genre and a useful introduction to 
       the subject for students and scholars of modernism and 
       twentieth-century literature"--|cProvided by publisher 
520    "The period 1900-1940 produced revolutionary developments 
       in science and the arts. The rediscovery of Gregor 
       Mendel's laws of heredity in 1900 undercut the popular 
       notion that the values and character traits of parents 
       blend in offspring and are transmitted directly to them. 
       In The Interpretation of Dreams of 1900 Sigmund Freud laid
       the foundation for his theory of the mind as a network of 
       unconscious processes and the residue of childhood 
       psychosexual experience. Also in 1900, the introduction of
       Planck's constant to explain the spectra of radiating 
       bodies was the first blow to classical physics, leading to
       a major elaboration of quantum theory by 1927. Most 
       unsettling was the theory's indeterminacy principle, which
       put knowledge of subatomic events on a probabilistic basis,
       thereby limiting the sort of deterministic causal 
       knowledge that classical physics had posited throughout 
       the universe. Albert Einstein's special relativity theory 
       of 1905 maintained that space and time are not absolute 
       and distinct but transform into one another. In 1908 
       Arnold Schoenberg composed music in no single tonal system,
       while in 1911 Wassily Kandinsky painted no recognizable 
       objects. No single literary change was as revolutionary as
       these others. However, the sum of formal innovations in 
       the novel was revolutionary in providing new ways of 
       rendering how people experience personal development, 
       courtship conventions, family relations, urban life, 
       national identification, imperial conquest, capitalist 
       enterprise, liberal institutions, religious faith, and 
       artistic creativity"--|cProvided by publisher 
650  0 Modernism (Literature) 
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