Rhythmic Modernism: Mimesis and the Short Story (Hardback)Dr. Helen Rydstrand (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 517 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
Rhythmic Modernism arrives at the perfect moment. The author wishes to explore how all of the talk of rhythm in the early twentieth century was adopted by some of the key modernist writers as something like a personal artistic credo, and then, how it made its way into the content and form of their works. It is beautifully written and organized. It's a book on rhythm with a clear and defined rhythm of its own... Rhythmic Modernism is a very fine work. * Enda Duffy, Professor of English, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, and author of The Speed Handbook: Velocity, Pleasure, Modernism (2009) *
Overall, Rydstrand's reading of Lawrence, Mansfield, and Woolf is a remarkable contribution to many fields: modernist studies, narrative theory, the history of the short story, and rhythmic studies. Her book deserves a wide readership and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in modernist fiction and the study of rhythm in general. * Affirmations: of the modern *
Engrossing, scholarly ... Rydstrand's innovative study of these three modernist, yet very different, writers and their short stories reveals a marked prominence in the use of rhythm and mimesis in their fiction. * Virginia Woolf Bulletin *
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