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English Literature of the 1920s

Ayers, David S (1999) English Literature of the 1920s. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh University UK, 248 pp. ISBN 978-0-7486-0985-7. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:5925)

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The English literature of the 1920s is commonly treated in terms of its position within European or Anglo-American Modernism. David Ayers argues that the English literature of the period can be better understood when it is examined in the context of a more local social and literary history. Focusing on the novel, this book treats works that are regarded as modernist alongside non-modernist and popular forms, and demonstrates the engagement of these texts with a common context of social concerns, including sexuality, gender and class politics, Englishness, empire, and the cultural pessimism which informed the formation of English as a modern university subject. The book features concise accounts of the social and political contexts of the 1920s and sustained and theoretically sophisticated analyses of key works by D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf and E. M. Forster.

Item Type: Book
Additional information: THIS BOOK SITUATES THE fiction of the 1920s in its social and political context, with some reference to the literary journals of the period.
Uncontrolled keywords: Wyndham Lewis, Jacob's Room, Parade's End, The Criterion, The Apes of God, Virginia Woolf, Aaron's Rod, The Plumed Serpent, Peter Walsh, The Adelphi, Lady Chatterley's Lover, Douglas Goldring, The Well of Loneliness, The Green Hat, Townsend Warner, Lolly Willowes, Richard Aldington, The Calendar of Modern Letters, Aldous Huxley, Baldry Court, Ellen Wilkinson, Ezra Pound, Labour Party, Lawrence Review, The Return of the Soldier
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Alison Priest
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2009 08:44 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:44 UTC
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