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The significant other combines a huge grounding within the crucial texts and contexts of the modernist flow with the original insights of students whose careers were dedicated to the examine of modernism.

An crucial source for college students and lecturers of modernist literature and culture
Broad in scope and accomplished in coverage
Includes greater than 60 contributions from probably the most unique modernist students on each side of the Atlantic
Brings jointly entries on components of modernist tradition, modern highbrow and aesthetic routine, and the entire genres of modernist writing and art
Features 25 essays at the sign texts of modernist literature, from James Joyce’s Ulysses to Zora Neal Hurston’s Their Eyes have been gazing God
Pays shut awareness to either British and American modernism

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Wright. T. R. (2000). D. H. Lawrence and the Bible. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Yeats, W. B. (1989). The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats, rev. , ed. Richard J. Finneran. New York: Macmillan. 3 Politics Tyrus Miller “The politics of modernism” is an intensely controversial topic, precisely because it touches upon so many fundamental questions of modernism’s conceptual definition, historical context, critical reception, and cultural impact. ” To others, modernism appears to reject democratic values and advance an intrinsically elitist world-view with an elective affinity for fascism and imperialism.

English-language modernism features a number of assimilated Jewish characters. In Joyce’s Ulysses, Leopold Bloom, though he has been baptized three times, continually meditates on his Jewish background, and Joyce frequently associates him with the Old Testament prophet Elijah. Although he is in many respects an anti-hero, most readers sympathize with Bloom and even admire him, but more stereotypical Jews represent the disagreeable aspects of modernity in works such as Eliot’s “Burbank with a Baedeker, Bleistein with a Cigar,” Langston Hughes’s Fine Clothes to the Jew, Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, and F.

New York: Vintage. Thornton, Weldon (1994). The Anti-Modernism of Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. : Syracuse University Press. Williams, Louise Blakeney (2002). Modernism and the Ideology of History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2 Religion Pericles Lewis In T. S. Eliot’s pageant-play The Rock (1934), the Chorus retells the biblical story of the creation of the world and the incarnation of Christ, and then pauses: But it seems that something has happened that has never happened before: though we know not just when, or why, or how, or where.

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