Modernist Literature: A Guide for the Perplexed - Guides for the Perplexed (Paperback)
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Modernist Literature: A Guide for the Perplexed - Guides for the Perplexed (Paperback)

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This is a complete introduction to Modernist writers, ideas and movements that considers the precursors as well as the legacy of Modernist Literature. Literary Modernism can be described as the flourishing of avant-garde literature over a forty year period but it can be difficult to see how the different movements and authors seen to fall within modernist literature are related. This historical overview explains what modernist literature was by taking the reader through the major figures, ideas and movements, focusing particularly on the core years of 1890-1930 but also looking before to Modernism's influences and precursors and beyond to its continuation and legacy. Concentrating on the British isles but referencing a much wider range of authors and texts and written in a clear, accessible style, this is an indispensable introduction to Modernist writers and movements. "Continuum's Guides for the Perplexed" are clear, concise and accessible introductions to thinkers, writers and subjects that students and readers can find especially challenging - or indeed downright bewildering. Concentrating specifically on what it is that makes the subject difficult to grasp, these books explain and explore key themes and ideas, guiding the reader towards a thorough understanding of demanding material.

Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 9780826432629
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 15 mm


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'In Modernist Literature: A Guide for the Perplexed, Peter Childs has performed the laudable feat of combining a comprehensive contextual account of the first three decades of the twentieth century with precise and clear readings of a refreshingly broad range of modernist works. This book is to be recommended for its boldness in bringing together writers and texts both familiar and less often read and taught. Throughout, Childs' signature qualities of lucidity, assurance and an eye for the telling detail shine through. This is a book that will enlighten students, have tutors sighing with relief, and offer an engaging introduction for the general reader too.'--Sanford Lakoff
'In Modernist Literature: A Guide for the Perplexed, Peter Childs has performed the laudable feat of combining a comprehensive contextual account of the first three decades of the twentieth century with precise and clear readings of a refreshingly broad range of modernist works. This book is to be recommended for its boldness in bringing together writers and texts both familiar and less often read and taught. Throughout, Childs' signature qualities of lucidity, assurance and an eye for the telling detail shine through. This is a book that will enlighten students, have tutors sighing with relief, and offer an engaging introduction for the general reader too.'
Reviewed in English Text Construction Vol. 4:2.

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