The Cambridge Companion to Modernism

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 11, 1999 - Art - 246 pages
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In The Cambridge Companion to Modernism, ten eminent scholars from Britain and the United States offer timely new appraisals of the revolutionary cultural transformations of the first decades of the twentieth century. Chapters on the major literary genres, intellectual, political and institutional contexts, film and the visual arts, provide both close analyses of individual works and a broader set of interpretive narratives. A chronology and guide to further reading supply valuable orientation for the study of Modernism. Readers will be able to use the book at once as a standard work of reference and as a stimulating source of compelling new readings of works by writers and artists from Joyce and Woolf to Stein, Picasso, Chaplin, H. D. and Freud, and many others. Students will find much-needed help with the difficulties of approaching Modernism, while the essays' original contributions will send scholars back to this volume for stimulating re-evaluation.
  

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User Review  - jburlinson - LibraryThing

This should, perhaps, be more aptly titled "The Cambridge Companion to Apologizing for Modernism," since nearly all of the essays disparage modernism either in comparison with the artistic movements ... Read full review

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User Review  - Zan - Goodreads

This overview of Modernism (generally considered to be between 1910 and 1940) includes not only an examination of Anglo-American Modernism, but also contextualizes it with a strong European note ... Read full review

Contents

List of illustrations
viii
List of contributors
ix
Chronology
xi
Introduction
1
The metaphysics of Modernism
9
The cultural economy of Modernism
33
The modernist novel
70
Modern poetry
100
Modernism and the politics of culture
130
Modernism and the politics of culture
157
Modernism and gender
174
The visual arts
194
Modernism and film
217
Further reading
233
Index
241
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