Exploring the short story's relationship to literary Modernism, Claire Drewery considers works by Katherine Mansfield, Dorothy Richardson, May Sinclair, and Virginia Woolf. Drewery argues that the short story is preoccupied with transgressing boundaries, and thus is an ideal genre for examining the Modernist fascination with the liminal. Drewery shows how these writers contribute significantly to the Modernist aesthetic that interrogates identity, the construction of the self, and the relationship between the individual and society.
About the Author
Claire Drewery is a Lecturer in English at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.