With its battle cry of 'Make it New', the modernist movement shook the foundations of the late nineteenth and early twentieth-century literary establishment. Modernism offers an outstanding analysis of this literary and cultural revolution.Peter Childs' immensely readable account:* details the origins of the modernist movement and the influence of thinkers such as Darwin, Marx, Freud, Nietzsche, Saussure and Einstein* explores the radical changes which occurred in the literature, drama, art and film of the period* traces 'modernism at work' in the writing of Joyce, Woolf, Mansfield, Forster, Yeats, Ford, Eliot, Conrad, Beckett and other key literary figures* reflects upon the shift from modernism to postmodernism.Engaging, lucid and critically informed, this book takes the reader from the basics to an advanced understanding of one of the most important cultural movements of the last hundred years.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2000


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