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Arnold Bennett: What Life Is

Charlotte Jones

in Realism, Form, and Representation in the Edwardian Novel: Synthetic Realism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198857921
eISBN:
9780191890499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857921.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Virginia Woolf’s accusation that ‘Life escapes’ from the aesthetic horizons of Bennett’s fiction has long haunted his critical reception. Chapter 3 therefore turns to the function of description ... More


Literature and science

David Amigoni

in Interventions: Rethinking the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784995102
eISBN:
9781526128287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995102.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

In this chapter David Amigoni focuses on Arnold Bennett’s essay entitled 'The Rising Storm of Life' written for the popular magazine T.P's Weekly in 1907. While there has emerged a canon of Victorian ... More


Department of Administration: Office Clerks and Shop Assistants

Jonathan Wild

in Literature of the 1900s: The Great Edwardian Emporium

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748635061
eISBN:
9781474419536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635061.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter registers the significant shift that took place in the social and cultural fabric of the publishing industry in the first decade of the new century, and traces its effects. To what ... More


Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Woolf {1994}

Irving Howe

in A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300203660
eISBN:
9780300210583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203660.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents Irving Howe's 1994 essay “Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Woolf,” in which he claims that Arnold Bennett was sometimes a better writer than Virginia Woolf. Howe begins by discussing the ... More


‘The Roar of the Underground Railway’: The Making of the Tube in the Interwar Years

in Underground Writing: The London Tube from George Gissing to Virginia Woolf

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312236
eISBN:
9781846315978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315978.004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the works of fiction related to the London Tube during the interwar years. It investigates how and why modernism engaged with the underground until the beginning of World War II ... More


‘Oh, my God … can this be England?’ (Sax Rohmer, The Mystery of Dr Fu-Manchu, 1913)

Anne Witchard

in Lao She in London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139606
eISBN:
9789882208643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139606.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The period of China's utmost vulnerability, from the Boxer uprising of 1900 until the rise of the Nationalist Party in the mid-1920s, coincided with the mass-marketing of Chinese stereotypes and the ... More


Criticism

Lee Spinks

in James Joyce A Critical Guide

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638352
eISBN:
9780748671632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638352.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter provides a guide to landmark episodes in James Joyce criticism and key examples of the different ways in which his work is currently being read. In A Portrait of the Artist as a Young ... More


‘But the Facts of Life Persist’: Magic, Experiment and the Problem of Representing the World Otherwise

Leigh Wilson

in Modernism and Magic: Experiments with Spiritualism, Theosophy and the Occult

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748627691
eISBN:
9780748684441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627691.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The chapter begins with a more detailed consideration of the idea of experiment at the beginning of the twentieth century and considers in particular its relation to contemporary ideas of magic. In ... More


The Utopian Underground of H. G. Wells

in Underground Writing: The London Tube from George Gissing to Virginia Woolf

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312236
eISBN:
9781846315978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315978.003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the works of H. G. Wells with relation to the London Tube. It discusses how Wells linked London's underground with science fiction and highlights his contribution to the ... More


Distributed Cognition, Porous Qualia and Modernist Narrative

Melba Cuddy-Keane

in Distributed Cognition in Victorian Culture and Modernism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474442244
eISBN:
9781474491075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442244.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter’s purpose is two-fold: to propose an approach to distributed cognition as qualia and to probe modernist narratives and cultural history for insights about such qualia’s effects. ... More


Dossier Fiction

James Purdon

in Modernist Informatics: Literature, Information, and the State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190211691
eISBN:
9780190211714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211691.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 2 concentrates on a particular kind of scene that emerged and proliferated in fiction after the First World War. This is the scene of identification, in which protagonists confront their own ... More


Realism, Form, and Representation in the Edwardian Novel: Synthetic Realism

Charlotte Jones

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198857921
eISBN:
9780191890499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857921.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

‘The real represents to my perception the things that we cannot possibly not know, sooner or later, in one way or another,’ wrote Henry James in 1907. This description, riven with double negatives, ... More


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