Reading the Modern British and Irish Novel 1890 - 1930

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John Wiley & Sons, 15.04.2008 - 312 Seiten
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Daniel R. Schwarz has studied and taught the modern British novel for decades and now brings his impressive erudition and critical acuity to this insightful study of the major authors and novels of the first half of the twentieth century.

  • An insightful study of British fiction in the first half of the twentieth century.
  • Draws on the author’s decades of experience researching and teaching the modern British novel.
  • Sets the modern British novel in its intellectual, cultural and literary contexts.
  • Features close readings of Hardy’s Jude the Obscure, Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim, Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers and The Rainbow, Joyce’s Dubliners and Ulysses, Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse and Forster’s A Passage to India.
  • Shows how these novels are essential components in a modernist cultural tradition which includes the visual arts.
  • Takes account of recent developments in theory and cultural studies.
  • Written in an engaging style, avoiding jargon.
 

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Reading the Modern British and Irish Novel 1890 1930
1
The Transformation of the British and Irish Novel1890 1930
18
The Beginnings of the Modern Psychological Novel
37
We Liveas We Dream Alone
51
Reading TextsReading Lives
69
Speaking of Paul Morel VoiceUnityand Meaning
87
Family ChronicleSexual Ful llment and the Quest for Form and Values
109
Moral Paralysis in Dublin
129
The Odyssey of Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus on June 161904
160
Sexual RepressionMadness and Social Form
188
Choreographing Life and Creating Art as Time Passes
213
The Novel of Manners as Political Novel
237
Notes
256
Select Bibliography
267
Index
286
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Über den Autor (2008)

Daniel R. Schwarz is Professor of English and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow at Cornell University, where he has won major teaching prizes. He is the author of the recently published Broadway Boogie Woogie (2003) and the widely read Imagining the Holocaust (1999; rev. edn 2000). His many previous publications include Rereading Conrad (2001), Reconfiguring Modernism (1997), The Transformation of the English Novel, 1890--1930 (1989; rev. edn 1995), and Reading Joyce’s “Ulysses” (1987; Centenary edn 2004).

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