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A Short Introduction

David Ayers

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Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik / Englische Sprachwissenschaft / Literaturwissenschaft


This short introduction to Modernism analyses the movement from theperspective of English and American literature. * * Provides a critical overview of some of the central texts ofliterary Modernism. * Covers both established works and those that have only recentlycome to critical attention. * Includes detailed discussion of major authors, including T.S.Eliot, Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence, Wallace Stevens and H.D.


manifestations. The theories ofBenjamin and Adorno, as well as of Derrida, provide an importantbase for understanding the great poetries and fictions of theperiod. But Modernism is first and foremost a book of closeand acute readings of specific poems and novels - a book atonce richly textured and yet also enjoyable to read.'
'David Ayers provides the reader with a series of interlacingreadings - all of them original and provocative - ofsome major texts of Anglo-American modernism. Ayers's centraltheme is the relation of the linguistic to the social in all itscomplex "modernist"

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