Modernism: A Short Introduction

Ayers, David S (2004) Modernism: A Short Introduction. Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, 153 pp. ISBN 9781405108539. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This short introduction to modernism analyses the movement from the perspective of English and American literature. It provides a critical overview of some of the central texts of literary modernism, considering both established works and those that have only recently come to critical attention. Author David Ayers shows that, however diverse modernist texts are, they are linked by concerns about social modernization and the role of art and the artist. He also demonstrates that German Marxism and French deconstruction have been crucial in realizing the full complexity of modernism. Ayers's arguments are illustrated with reference to the works of T. S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, D. H. Lawrence, Wallace Stevens, Nancy Cunard, Wyndham Lewis and Mina Loy, among others

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Alison Priest
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2008 13:07
Last Modified: 08 May 2014 07:52
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/5916 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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