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The Abbey Theatre, 1899-1999Form and Pressure

The Abbey Theatre, 1899-1999: Form and Pressure

Robert Welch

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121879
eISBN:
9780191671364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121879.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

A century ago this year, productions of W. B. Yeats' The Countess Cathleen and Edward Martyn's The Heather Field inaugurated the Irish Literary Theatre, which was to take its name from its home in ... More

Africa in StereoModernism, Music, and Pan-African Solidarity

Africa in Stereo: Modernism, Music, and Pan-African Solidarity

Tsitsi Ella Jaji

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199936373
eISBN:
9780199346455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936373.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book analyzes how Africans have engaged with African American music and its representations in the long twentieth century (1890–2011) to offer a new cultural history that attests to ... More

Against the EventThe Everyday and Evolution of Modernist Narrative

Against the Event: The Everyday and Evolution of Modernist Narrative

Michael Sayeau

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199681259
eISBN:
9780191766015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681259.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Everyday and the Evolution of Modernist Narrative investigates how a modernity famed for temporal acceleration—from Benjamin’s “shock” and “distraction” to the postmodern loss of ... More

Alfred Bester

Alfred Bester

Jad Smith

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040634
eISBN:
9780252099076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040634.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Like Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein, science fiction author Alfred Bester started his career as a pulp writer and finished it as a Grand Master, but he followed a far more curious path to the ... More

The American Lawrence

The American Lawrence

Lee M. Jenkins

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060507
eISBN:
9780813050676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060507.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book posits an “American Lawrence,” exploring D. H. Lawrence’s role as a creator as well as a critic of American literature between 1922 and 1925 when he was resident in the New World. The ... More

Americanizing BritainThe Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire

Americanizing Britain: The Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire

Genevieve Abravanel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199754458
eISBN:
9780199933143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754458.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

At the beginning of the twentieth century, many in Britain believed their nation to be a dominant world power that its former colony, the United States, could only hope to emulate. Yet by the ... More

The Art of ScandalModernism, Libel Law, and the Roman à Clef

The Art of Scandal: Modernism, Libel Law, and the Roman à Clef

Sean Latham

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195379990
eISBN:
9780199869053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379990.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book advances a relatively simple claim with far-reaching consequences for modernist studies: writers and readers throughout the early 20th century revived the long-despised codes of the roman ... More

Ascendancy and Tradition in Anglo-Irish Literary History from 1789 To 1939

Ascendancy and Tradition in Anglo-Irish Literary History from 1789 To 1939

W. J. McCormack

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128069
eISBN:
9780191671630
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128069.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The period between Burke's last years and the generation of Yeats and Joyce was a critical force in the development of modernist literature in the origins of Protestant Ascendancy ideology. This ... More

At the Mercy of Their ClothesModernism, the Middlebrow, and British Garment Culture

At the Mercy of Their Clothes: Modernism, the Middlebrow, and British Garment Culture

Celia Marshik

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175043
eISBN:
9780231542968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175043.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In much of modern fiction, it is the clothes that make the character. Garments embody personal and national histories. They convey wealth, status, aspiration, and morality (or a lack thereof). They ... More

At the Violet HourModernism and Violence in England and Ireland

At the Violet Hour: Modernism and Violence in England and Ireland

Sarah Cole

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195389616
eISBN:
9780199979226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389616.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book argues that the literature of the early twentieth-century in England and Ireland was deeply organized around a reckoning with grievous violence, imagined as intimate, direct, and often ... More

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