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Modernism, War, and Violence (Hardcover) (Marina Mackay)

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The modernist period was an era of world war and violent revolution. Covering a wide range of authors from Joseph Conrad and Thomas Hardy at the beginning of the period to Elizabeth Bowen and Samuel Beckett at the end, this book situates modernism's extraordinary literary achievements in their contexts of historical violence, while surveying the ways in which the relationships between modernism and conflict have been understood by readers and critics over the past fifty years. Ranging from the colonial conflicts of the late 19th century to the world wars and the civil wars in between, and concluding with the institutionalization of modernism in the Cold War, Modernism, War, and Violence provides a starting point for readers who are new to these topics and offers a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the field for a more advanced audience.
Number of Pages: 172
Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: New Modernisms
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Marina Mackay
Language: English
Street Date: May 18, 2017
TCIN: 52392791
UPC: 9781472590060
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-3848
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