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Make It Old: Inventing Englishness in Four Quartets

Genevieve Abravanel

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199754458
eISBN:
9780199933143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754458.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

It is an irony of the interwar years that an American, T.S. Eliot, became the most influential tastemaker in England. More surprising than Eliot’s didactic ambitions, however, was the way that ... More


The Condition of England: Ivanhoe and Kenilworth

Andrew Lincoln

in Walter Scott and Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748626069
eISBN:
9780748651870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626069.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter looks at the time when Scott first turned to English history in his fiction, and shows the relevance of public spectacle in creating popularity. It first examines Ivanhoe, which deals ... More


Inclining Towards Laughter

Sara Crangle

in Prosaic Desires: Modernist Knowledge, Boredom, Laughter, and Anticipation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640850
eISBN:
9780748651955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640850.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines Gertrude Stein's authorial attention to individual moments, which may be influenced by her narrative desire to laugh. It studies her first work, Q.E.D.; observes that her ... More


‘Thought Thinks in its Own Right’: A. A. Luce, Samuel Beckett and Bergson’s Doctrine of Failure

S. E. Gontarski

in Creative Involution: Bergson, Beckett, Deleuze

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697328
eISBN:
9781474416016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697328.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter traces some possibilities of when and how Samuel Beckett's intellectual development might have intersected the developing lines of cultural thought, or what Gilles Deleuze will call ... More


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