The War Within: From Victorian to Modernist Thought in the South, 1919-1945 (Hardback)Daniel Joseph Singal (author)
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The drama Singal unfolds is as much national as regional in its implications. His sophisticated and original analysis of the complex relationship between these southern writers and their heritage enables him to trace the transition to Modernism with unusual clarity and to address questions of major importance in American intellectual history: How did Modernism come into being? Does it display a fundamental, underlying pattern? What are its essential values, beliefs, and assumptions?
Singal marshals archival and published sources and combines them with oral history interviews to trace this process of change on the levels of both formal thought and individual experience. He uses the interwar South as the locale for a pioneering examination of the momentous change that has affected all of Western culture.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 471
Weight: 885 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 41 mm