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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


Portable Modernisms: The Art of Travelling Light

Emily Ridge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474419598
eISBN:
9781474434621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419598.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Luggage is an overlooked detail in the stock sketch of the expatriated modernist writer from the valise-fashioned desks of both James Joyce and Vladimir Nabokov to the lost manuscript-laden cases of ... More


Telling the Traumas of History

Joanne Lipson Freed

in Haunting Encounters: The Ethics of Reading across Boundaries of Difference

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713767
eISBN:
9781501713828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713767.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Focusing on the novels Ceremony, by Leslie Marmon Silko, and The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy, Chapter 2 uses trauma theory to explore how histories of imperial domination refuse to be ... More


Modernism Across the Commonwealth: Virginia Woolf’s and Arundhati Roy’s Critique of Empire

Elsa Hӧgberg

in Virginia Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780989082679
eISBN:
9781781382196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082679.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter presents a reading of Woolf's The Waves and Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things in order to highlight the critique against imperialism that emerges through the two writers' ... More


Biography: Henry Vincent Yorke, Henry Green, and the Early Fiction—College Days and Blindness

Nick Shepley

in Henry Green: Class, Style, and the Everyday

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198734758
eISBN:
9780191799303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198734758.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores how Green’s early writing rigorously experiments and plays with the uncertainty and ambiguity created within the spaces between autobiography and fiction. It compares the ... More


Class: The Art of Not ‘Going Over’ in Living, Party Going, and Loving

Nick Shepley

in Henry Green: Class, Style, and the Everyday

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198734758
eISBN:
9780191799303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198734758.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter offers a socio-historical analysis of Living, Party Going, and Loving, while seeing in them some of the most nuanced, sensitive, and unsentimental writing on class: the best of Green’s ... More


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