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American Literature Readings in the 21st Century

Edith Wharton and the Conversations of Literary Modernism

Authors: Haytock, J.

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About this book

This study imagines modernism as a series of conversations and locates Edith Wharton s voice in those debates.

About the authors

JENNIFER HAYTOCK is Associate Professor of English at SUNY College at Brockport, USA.

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" Edith Wharton and the Conversations of Literary Modernism is a fresh approach to the question of Wharton s place in the modernist canon. Although Wharton chose not to identify herself as a modernist, Haytock demonstrates, through a series of enlightening readings, the many ways in which her works address the contemporary cultural issues that the modernists had made their own, from the fragmented, impressionistic writing style she employs in The Reef through the anxieties over masculinity in A Son at the Front and the alienation, isolation, and failure of communication that define the modernist moment in Twilight Sleep. Drawing on unpublished letters as well as recent scholarship expanding the definitions of modernism, Haytock provides a convincing and illuminating argument for considering Wharton as part of the larger conversations of literary modernism." - Donna Campbell, Associate Professor of English, Washington State University


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Haytock, Jennifer

    Pages 1-20

  • Troubling the Subjective: The Problem of Impressionism in The Reef

    Haytock, Jennifer

    Pages 21-44

  • “Any Change May Mean Something”: Summer, Sexuality, and Single Women

    Haytock, Jennifer

    Pages 45-73

  • “Unmediated Bonding Between Men”: The Accumulation of Men in the Short Stories

    Haytock, Jennifer

    Pages 75-99

  • “A Sign of Pain’s Triumph”: War, Art, and Civilization

    Haytock, Jennifer

    Pages 101-130

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eBook £55.99
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Hardcover £79.99
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Softcover £69.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Edith Wharton and the Conversations of Literary Modernism
Authors
Series Title
American Literature Readings in the 21st Century
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Jennifer Haytock
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-61201-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230612013
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-60469-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37251-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 209
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