A history of the modernist novel by Gregory Castle

By Gregory Castle

A historical past of the Modernist Novel reassesses the modernist canon and produces a wealth of latest comparative analyses that greatly revise the novel's background. Drawing on American, English, Irish, Russian, French, and German traditions, top students problem current attitudes approximately realism and modernism and draw new realization to lifestyle and daily gadgets. as well as its exploration of recent kinds reminiscent of the modernist style novel and experimental ancient novel, this booklet considers the radical in postcolonial, transnational, and cosmopolitan contexts. A heritage of the Modernist Novel additionally considers the novel's international succeed in whereas suggesting that the epoch of modernism isn't but accomplished

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An “altered model of the subject” emerges that resists state-sponsored fantasies of authentic being. He claims that “modernism’s radical move is to lose interest in conventional trajectories of subjective feeling, to attend instead to human energy and its expenditure. ‘Deep feeling’ is replaced by the ideal of a life lived intensely. ” The answer, put simply, is that we became more aware of new sensory experiences. William James again emerges as a crucial theorist of modernism who refuses to salvage emotion in humanist terms.

The answer, put simply, is that we became more aware of new sensory experiences. William James again emerges as a crucial theorist of modernism who refuses to salvage emotion in humanist terms. ” These questions are raised with understandable urgency by novelists who focus on the body, particularly the body’s traumatic reaction to war. ” Introduction 19 The questions raised by Duffy and Fernihough, which echo questions raised throughout this volume, concern how the novel manages our increased sensitivity to the material world, how it selects and organizes from among so many new objects of our attention.

Hillis Miller, 32 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. Introduction Fiction and Repetition (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1982), and Paul Armstrong, The Phenomenology of Henry James (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1983), and The Challenge of Bewilderment: Understanding and Representation in James, Conrad, and Ford (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1987). Raymond Williams, The Long Revolution (New York: Columbia University Press; London: Chatto & Windus, 1961), 48, 63.

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