The York Notes Companion to Modernism traces the literary development of a period remarkable for its radical artistic innovation. Looking back to the origins of Modernism and the traditions that shaped it, the Companion examines Modernist masterpieces such as The Waste Land and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man alongside lesser known works of the period, offering detailed commentaries on texts as well as guiding students through key literary theories and debates. Connecting texts with their historical and scholarly contexts, this is essential reading for any student of Modernism.
Each York Notes Companion provides:
- Analysis of key texts and debates
- Extended commentaries for further in-depth analysis of individual texts
- Exploration of historical, social and cultural contexts
- Annotations clarifying literary terms and events in history
- Modern theoretical perspectives in practice
- Timelines and annotated further reading.
Gary Day is Principal Lecturer and MA Course leader at the University of De Montfort.
"Via a combination of critical approaches and textual analysis, Day explores a fertile period for literary development."
- Reviewed in Times Higher Education
Part One: Introduction Part Two: A Cultural Overview Part Three: Texts, Writers and Contexts * Modernist poetry French Origins, English Settings: Baudelaire, Mallarme and the Georgians o Extended commentary: Imagism * Modernist poetry America, Ireland and England: Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Yeats and Eliot o Extended commentary: T. S. Eliot, The Waste Land (1922) * The Modernist novel and tradition: Flaubert, Mann, Kafka and Joyce * Extended commentary: Joyce, The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) * The Modernist novel II: Saki, Woolf and Lawrence * Extended commentary: Lawrence, Women in Love (1920) * The Modernist play I Ibsen, Strindberg, Pirandello and Beckett * Extended commentary: Beckett,Endgame (1957) * The Modernist play II Conrad, Brecht and Artaud o Extended commentary: Brecht, Baal (1923) Part Four: Critical theories and Debates Literature and War Modernist Print Culture Modernism, Music the Visual Arts Modernism and its Critics Part Five: Resources Timeline Further reading Index
Series: York Notes Companions
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 15th June 2010
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 14.4
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1