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The Death of the BookModernist Novels and the Time of Reading

The Death of the Book: Modernist Novels and the Time of Reading

John Lurz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823270972
eISBN:
9780823271023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270972.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

An examination of the ways major novels by Marcel Proust, James Joyce, and Virginia Woolf draw attention to their embodiment in the object of the book, The Death of the Book considers how bookish ... More

The Entrapments of Form

The Entrapments of Form

Catherine Toal

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269341
eISBN:
9780823269396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269341.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

“Cruelty” is intuitively recognized by readers as a theme and even a dramatic kernel of literary works, especially in portrayals of human interaction. Philosophers have proposed that literature is ... More

Mourning ModernismLiterature, Catastrophe, and the Politics of Consolation

Mourning Modernism: Literature, Catastrophe, and the Politics of Consolation

Lecia Rosenthal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823233977
eISBN:
9780823241200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233977.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book examines the writing of catastrophe, mass death, and collective loss in 20th-century literature and criticism. With particular focus on texts by Virginia Woolf, Walter Benjamin, and W.G. ... More

The Politics of Irony in American Modernism

The Politics of Irony in American Modernism

Matthew Stratton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255450
eISBN:
9780823261086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255450.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book shows how American literary culture in the first half of the twentieth century saw “irony” emerge as a term to describe intersections between aesthetic and political practices. Against ... More

Think, Pig!Beckett at the Limit of the Human

Think, Pig!: Beckett at the Limit of the Human

Jean-Michel Rabaté

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823270859
eISBN:
9780823270903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270859.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book offers a new interpretation of the links between literature, ethics, and philosophy in Beckett’s works. It surveys the entire corpus with a focus on the post-war period, when Beckett found ... More

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