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By Peter Childs

The modernist move substantially reworked the overdue 19th- and early twentieth-century literary institution, and its results are nonetheless felt this day. Modernism introduces and analyzes what amounted to not anything under a literary and cultural revolution.

In this totally up to date and revised moment variation, charting the circulate in its worldwide and native contexts, Peter Childs:

  • details the origins of the modernist circulate and the effect of thinkers equivalent to Darwin, Marx, Freud, Nietzsche, Saussure and Einstein
  • explores the novel alterations which happened within the literature, drama, artwork and picture of the interval
  • traces 'modernism at paintings' in Anglophone literatures, in particular in writings by way of various key figures together with James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Samuel Beckett, Nella Larsen, Gertrude Stein, Katherine Mansfield, T. S. Eliot, and so on
  • reflects upon the shift from modernism to postmodernism.

At as soon as obtainable and severely knowledgeable, Modernism courses readers from first steps within the box to a sophisticated figuring out of 1 of an important cultural activities of the final centuries.

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