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  • Paperback: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; Rev Ed edition (30 May 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140138323
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140138320
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3.2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,768 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'The Modern movement in the arts transformed consciousness and artistic form just as the energies of modernity--scientific, technological, philosophical, political--transformed for ever the nature, the speed, the sensation of human life, ' write the editors in their new Preface. This now classic survey explores the ideas, the groupings and the social tensions that shaped this transformation.

About the Author

Malcolm Bradbury is a novelist, critic, television dramatist and Emeritus Professor of American Studies at the University of East Anglia. He is author of the novels "Eating People is Wrong" (1959); "Stepping Westward" (1965); "The History Man" (1975); which won the Royal Society of Literature Heinemann Prize and was adapted as a famous television series; "Rates of Exchange" (1983) which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize; "Cuts: A Very Short Novel" (1987), also televised; and "Doctor Criminale" (1992). His critical works include "The Modern American Novel" (1984; revised edition, 1992); "No, Not Bloomsbury" (essays, 1987); "The Modern world: Ten Great Writers" (1988); "From Puritanism to Post-modernism: A History of American Literature" (with Richard Ruland, 1991) He is the author of a collection of seven stories and nine parodies, entitled" Who Do You Think You Are?" (1976), and of several works of humour and satire, including" Why Come to Slaka?" (1986), "Unsent Letters" (1988; revised edition, 1995) and "Mensonge" (1987). Many of his books are published by Penguin. In addition, he has written many television plays and the television 'novel' "The Gravy Train" and "The Gravy Train Goes East." He has adapted several television series, including Tom Sharpe's "Porterhouse Blue," Kinglsey Amis's "The Green Man" and Stella Gibbon's' "Cold Comfort Farm," now a feature film.Malcolm Bradbury lives in Norwich, travels good deal, and in 1991 he was awarded the CBE.


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The book is in very good condition and was delivered promptly. This is a great book for a good general overview of european literary movements and themes between 1890 and 1930 but also essential for reference when focussing on a particular theme, country or writer. Accessible and useful for many different contexts. Definite recommendation.
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An enjoyable read and good background information on a selection of authors / novels. Well worth a perusal to help understand the essence of the modern novel.
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HASH(0x9e9d0570) out of 5 stars An important Text for an important time 1 Mar. 2000
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This collection of critical essays does much to clarify the readers understanding and enhance one's appreciation of the period that produced such great works as Ulysses and The Waste Land. By laying a ground work that focuses on historical and geographical scholarship and the individual movements that make up Modernism the editors have succeeded in portraying Modernism in all of its diversity. This book is essential to those who want a good, non-reductive introduction a great literary movement.
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HASH(0x9e9c4a38) out of 5 stars Modernism brilliantly revisited. 19 Feb. 2001
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If one sums up Calinescu's book on modernity and this very complete anthology, one has probably the best combination to undertand this movement. Bradbury and McFarlane select some of the best examples I have seen for the topic and give a very clear perspective on the topic. Readers of some of the most important authors of the history of literature, like Joyce or Baudelaire, will find a clear contextualization based not on contemporary interpretations but by the critics of the time.
HASH(0x9e9d7a50) out of 5 stars One of the best books ever! 12 Dec. 2015
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A high quality collection of essays about the modernist movement in the arts around the turn of the 20th Century. It's one those books you never want to finish. Dadaism, Expressionism, Symbolism, Vorticism, Cubism, it's all there. The only word I can come up with to describe this reading experience is "fun."
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This book of articles is extremely useful for research and teaching in the area of modernism.
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HASH(0x9e9c48e8) out of 5 stars A Classic! 3 May 2013
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A colleague had this book on his desk, and I couldn't put it down. So glad I was able to buy my own copy. So elegant and eloquent - buy it!
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