By Marina MacKay

ISBN-10: 052113014X

ISBN-13: 9780521130141

ISBN-10: 0521872227

ISBN-13: 9780521872225

international struggle II marked the start of the tip of literary modernism in Britain. in spite of the fact that, this past due interval of modernism and its reaction to the struggle haven't but bought the scholarly recognition they deserve. during this full-length examine of modernism and global conflict II, Marina MacKay deals ancient readings of Virginia Woolf, Rebecca West, T. S. Eliot, Henry eco-friendly and Evelyn Waugh set opposed to the dramatic heritage of nationwide fight and transformation. In recuperating how those significant authors engaged with different texts in their time - political discourses, mass and middlebrow tradition - this learn unearths how international battle II dropped at the skin the underlying politics of modernism's aesthetic practices. via shut analyses of the revisions made to modernist pondering after 1939, MacKay establishes the importance of this many times overlooked part of contemporary literature as a watershed second in twentieth-century literary history.

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