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‘Creatures of an Impossible Time’: Late Modernism, Human Rights and Elizabeth Bowen

Lyndsey Stonebridge

in The Judicial Imagination: Writing After Nuremberg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748642359
eISBN:
9780748652150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642359.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Unlike Rebecca West or Hannah Arendt, Elizabeth Bowen was not a political journalist; nor did she ever aspire to be. She once described the taking up of the position of the ‘psychologically displaced ... More


Rebecca West's Palimpsestic Praxis: Crafting the Intermodern Voice of Witness

Debra Rae Cohen

in Intermodernism: Literary Culture in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635092
eISBN:
9780748651924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635092.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter presents another discussion on the intermodern mode, which is also found in Rebecca West's postwar writing. It looks at West's reporting on the Nuremberg Trials and determines that her ... More


1956, Suez and Sloane Square: Empire's Ebb and Flow

Rick Rylanc

in The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Literatures in English

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748620111
eISBN:
9780748651863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620111.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the themes associated with John Osborne's Look Back in Anger. The discussion resumes Osborne's optical metaphor, and explores the play in order to review some of the important ... More


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