Blackwell Guides to Criticism: Modernism

Editor/Author Whitworth, Michael H.
Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Wiley

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ISBN: 978-0-631-23077-9
Category: Language & Literature - Literature
Book Status: Available
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This guide helps readers to engage with the major critical debates surrounding literary modernism. A judicious selection of key critical works on literary modernism Presents a critical history from the earliest reviews to the most recent theoretical assessments. Shows how modernist writers understood and constructed modernism. Shows how succeeding generations have developed those constructions and brought new interpretations to bear on the subject Discusses how modernism relates to modernity and modernization, and to other literary and cultural movements Texts have been selected for their relevance to the questions surrounding modernism, and for their accessibility to readers with a limited knowledge of the modernist canon.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Note on the Texts
  • Introduction
  • 1 Modernism and Romanticism
  • Romantic Image - Frank Kermode
  • Pound/Stevens: Whose Era? - Marjorie Perloff
  • 2 Realism and Formalism
  • The Ideology of Modernism - Georg Lukács
  • Reconciliation Under Duress - Theodor Adorno
  • 3 Modernism and the Avant-Garde
  • Adorno: A Critical Introduction - Simon Jarvis
  • Theory of the Avant-Garde - Peter Bürger
  • 4 Modernism, the Masses, and the Culture Industry
  • Mass Culture as Woman - Andreas Huyssen
  • T. S. Eliot and the Cultural Divide: A ‘Black and Grinning Muse’ - David E. Chinitz
  • T. S. Eliot and the Cultural Divide: Down at Tom's Place - David E. Chinitz
  • T. S. Eliot and the Cultural Divide: An ‘Avant-Garde’ Program - David E. Chinitz
  • 5 Modernity and the City
  • The Metropolis and Mental Life - Georg Simmel
  • The Mire of the Macadam - Marshall Berman
  • The Invisible Flâneuse: Women and the Literature of Modernity - Janet Wolff
  • 6 Regendering Modernism
  • ‘A Tangled Mesh of Modernists’ (diagram) - Bonnie Kime Scott
  • ‘Beyond the Reaches of Feminist Criticism: A Letter from Paris’ - Shari Benstock
  • ‘Modernism and Modernity: Engendering Literary History’ - Rita Felski
  • 7 Publishing Modernism
  • The Price of Modernism - Lawrence Rainey
  • 8 Late Modernism
  • The Epistemology of Late Modernism - Alan Wilde
  • Late Modernist Poetics - Anthony Mellors
  • Late Modernist Poetics - Anthony Mellors
  • Further Reading