Download e-book for iPad: The Great War and the Language of Modernism by Vincent Sherry

By Vincent Sherry

ISBN-10: 0195101766

ISBN-13: 9780195101768

ISBN-10: 0195178181

ISBN-13: 9780195178180

With the expressions "Lost new release" and "The males of 1914," the key authors of modernism specific the overpowering impact the 1st global warfare exerted on their period. Literary critics have lengthy hired a similar words in an try and position a notably experimental, in particular modernist writing in its formative, old environment. What actual foundation did that groovy struggle supply for the verbal inventiveness of modernist poetry and fiction? Does the literature we carry less than this heading reply on to that provocation, and, if this is the case, what ancient stories or revelations could be heard to stir in those words?

Vincent Sherry reopens those lengthy unanswered questions through focusing recognition at the public tradition of the English warfare. He reads the discourses wherein the Liberal get together developed its reason, its nice crusade. A breakdown within the proven language of liberal modernity--the idioms of public cause and civic rationality--marked the huge obstacle this occasion represents within the mainstream traditions of post-Reformation Europe. If modernist writing traditionally makes an attempt to problem the traditional values of Enlightenment rationalism, this research recovers the ancient cultural surroundings of its such a lot gigantic and bold chance. And this second was once the party for excellent inventive thoughts within the paintings of Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, and Ezra Pound.

Combining the documents of political journalism and well known highbrow tradition with considerable visible representation, Vincent Sherry presents the framework for brand new interpretations of the foremost texts of Woolf, Eliot, and Pound. With its relocation of the verbal mind's eye of modernism within the context of the English struggle, The nice battle and the Language of Modernism restores the ancient content material and intensity of this literature, revealing its such a lot daunting import.

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