A history of the modernist novel by Gregory Castle

By Gregory Castle

A historical past of the Modernist Novel reassesses the modernist canon and produces a wealth of latest comparative analyses that considerably revise the novel's historical past. Drawing on American, English, Irish, Russian, French, and German traditions, top students problem present attitudes approximately realism and modernism and draw new cognizance to daily life and daily gadgets. as well as its exploration of recent varieties akin to the modernist style novel and experimental ancient novel, this publication considers the radical in postcolonial, transnational, and cosmopolitan contexts. A historical past of the Modernist Novel additionally considers the novel's international achieve whereas suggesting that the epoch of modernism isn't but comprehensive

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39. Introduction Fiction and Repetition (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1982), and Paul Armstrong, The Phenomenology of Henry James (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1983), and The Challenge of Bewilderment: Understanding and Representation in James, Conrad, and Ford (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1987). Raymond Williams, The Long Revolution (New York: Columbia University Press; London: Chatto & Windus, 1961), 48, 63. Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination, 2nd ed.

Miller, The Novel and the Police (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988), and Nancy Armstrong, Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel (New York: Oxford University Press, 1987). Introduction 31 19. On narrative point of view in the realist novel, see Wayne Booth, The Rhetoric of Fiction, 2nd ed. (1966; repr. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983). 20. On “modernist realism,” see Jameson, The Antinomies of Realism, 3–20. See also Alexander’s discussion in the present volume of the realist inheritance in Joyce and Dos Passos.

Narrative and Nation (London: Routledge, 1990), and “DissemiNation: Time, Narrative and the Margins of the Modern Nation,” in The Location of Culture (London and New York: Routledge, 1994), 199–244. John Kucich, Imperial Masochism: British Fiction, Fantasy, and Social Class (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007), and Jessica Berman, Modernist Fiction, Cosmopolitanism and the Politics of Community (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001). Simon Gikandi, Writing in Limbo: Modernism and Caribbean Literature (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1992); Neil Lazarus, The Postcolonial Unconscious (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), 30–1.

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