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The Resource Modernism, nationalism, and the novel, Pericles Lewis

Modernism, nationalism, and the novel, Pericles Lewis

Label
Modernism, nationalism, and the novel
Title
Modernism, nationalism, and the novel
Statement of responsibility
Pericles Lewis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Modernism, Nationalism, and the Novel Pericles Lewis shows how political debates over the sources and nature of "national character" prompted radical experiments in narrative form amongst modernist writers. Though critics have accused the modern novel of shunning the external world, Lewis suggests that, far from abandoning nineteenth-century realists' concerns with politics, the modernists used this emphasis on individual consciousness to address the distinctively political ways in which the modern nation-state shapes the psyche of its subjects. Tracing this theme through Joyce, Proust, and Conrad, amongst others, Lewis claims that modern novelists gave life to a whole generation of narrators who forged new social realities in their own images. Their literary techniques - multiple narrators, transcriptions of consciousness, involuntary memory, and arcane symbolism - focused attention on the shaping of the individual by the nation and on the potential of the individual, in time of crisis, to redeem the nation."--Jacket
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, Pericles
Dewey number
809.3/9358
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Joyce, James
  • Proust, Marcel
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Fiction
  • Nationalism and literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
Label
Modernism, nationalism, and the novel, Pericles Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-237) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • 5.
  • "Il vate nazionale": D'Annunzio and the discourse of embodiment
  • 1.
  • The modern novelist as redeemer of the nation
  • 2.
  • The crisis of liberal nationalism
  • 3.
  • "His sympathies were in the right place": Conrad and the discourse of national character
  • 4.
  • Citizens of the Plain: Proust and the discourse of national will
Control code
ocm52490155
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 241 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511150487
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52490155
Label
Modernism, nationalism, and the novel, Pericles Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-237) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • 5.
  • "Il vate nazionale": D'Annunzio and the discourse of embodiment
  • 1.
  • The modern novelist as redeemer of the nation
  • 2.
  • The crisis of liberal nationalism
  • 3.
  • "His sympathies were in the right place": Conrad and the discourse of national character
  • 4.
  • Citizens of the Plain: Proust and the discourse of national will
Control code
ocm52490155
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 241 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511150487
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52490155

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