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A heritage of the Modernist Novel reassesses the modernist canon and produces a wealth of latest comparative analyses that extensively revise the novel's background. Drawing on American, English, Irish, Russian, French, and German traditions, major students problem current attitudes approximately realism and modernism and draw new recognition to lifestyle and daily items. as well as its exploration of recent types reminiscent of the modernist style novel and experimental old novel, this ebook considers the radical in postcolonial, transnational, and cosmopolitan contexts. A historical past of the Modernist Novel additionally considers the novel's worldwide succeed in whereas suggesting that the epoch of modernism isn't really but complete.

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Jameson, “Postmodernism,” 6. 53. A more disciplined form of this historicism, “the re-enactment of the past in present thought,” was promoted in the 1940s by R. G. Collingwood, in The Idea of History (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1946). 54. Calvin Bedient, The Yeats Brothers and Modernism’s Love of Motion (South Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2009), 77. On modernist dialectics and motion, see 170. 55. Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will to Power, ed. Walter Kaufmann, trans. Walter Kaufmann and R.

50. Baldick, The Modern Movement, 160. 51. James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, ed. John Paul Riquelme (New York: Norton, 2007), 145–6. 52. Jameson, “Postmodernism,” 6. 53. A more disciplined form of this historicism, “the re-enactment of the past in present thought,” was promoted in the 1940s by R. G. Collingwood, in The Idea of History (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1946). 54. Calvin Bedient, The Yeats Brothers and Modernism’s Love of Motion (South Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2009), 77.

Maslen, 3rd ed. (Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2002), 85. 23. Beckett, Three Novels 9. 24. Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway, ed. Mark Hussey (New York: Harcourt, 2005), 4. 25. Viktor Shklovskii’s theories of defamiliarization and the “device of style” and Vladimir Propp’s understanding of how character, action, and theme interact in folklore, set the stage for later structuralist theories of narrative; see Shklovskii, Theory of Prose, trans. Benjamin Sher (1925; repr. Elmwood Park, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 1990), and Propp, Morphology of the Fairy Tale, ed.

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