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Utopianism, Modernism, and Literature in the Twentieth Century

Editors: Reeve-Tucker, A., Waddell, N. (Eds.)

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Utopianism, Modernism, and Literature in the Twentieth Century considers the links between utopianism and modernism in two ways: as an under-theorized nexus of aesthetic and political interactions; and as a sphere of confluences that challenges accepted critical models of modernist and twentieth-century literary history. An international group of scholars considers works by E. M. Forster, Ford Madox Ford, Wyndham Lewis, Naomi Mitchison, Katharine Burdekin, Rex Warner, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Thomas Pynchon, Elizabeth Bowen, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, and Ernst Bloch. In doing so, this volume's contributors prompt new reflections on key aspects of utopianism in experimental twentieth-century literature and non-fictional writing; deepen literary-historical understandings of modernism's socio-political implications; and bear out the on-going relevance of modernism's explorations of utopian thought. Utopianism, Modernism, and Literature in the Twentieth Century will appeal to anyone with an interest in how deeply and how differently modernist writers, as well as writers influenced by or resistant to modernist styles, engaged with issues of utopianism, perfectibility, and social betterment.

About the authors

Caroline Edwards, University of Lincoln, UK Nina Engelhardt, University of Edinburgh, UK Elizabeth English, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK Nick Hubble, Brunel University, UK David James, Queen Mary, University of London, UK Scott W. Klein, Wake Forest University, USA Douglas Mao, Johns Hopkins University, USA Alice Reeve-Tucker, University of Birmingham, UK Shawna Ross, Arizona State University, USA Glyn Salton-Cox, postgraduate researcher, USA Nathan Waddell, University of Nottingham, UK

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Reeve-Tucker, Alice (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • The Point of It

    Mao, Douglas

    Pages 19-38

  • A Likely Impossibility: The Good Soldier, the Modernist Novel, and Quasi-Familial Transcendence

    Klein, Scott W.

    Pages 39-55

  • Providing Ridicule: Wyndham Lewis and Satire in the ‘Postwar-to-end-war World’

    Waddell, Nathan

    Pages 56-73

  • Naomi Mitchison: Fantasy and Intermodern Utopia

    Hubble, Nick

    Pages 74-92

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Utopianism, Modernism, and Literature in the Twentieth Century
Editors
  • A. Reeve-Tucker
  • N. Waddell
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-33662-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137336620
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-35893-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34763-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 226
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