Modernist Literature: An Introduction is edited by Mary Ann Gillies and Aurelea Mahood. This engaging textbook provides a critical assessment of British literature produced between 1900 and 1945. The book adopts a unique structure in which individual chapters focus on a single decade, a distinct genre and a specific theme: the 1900s - the short story - gender and sexuality; the 1910s - poetry - war, technology and propaganda; the 1920s - the novel - new modes of literary expression; the 1930s - the documentary - political engagement. A final chapter covers the 1940s and beyond looking at new literary and artistic movements and 'other' modernisms. Covering key canonical texts as well as lesser-known works, Modernist Literature introduces students and general readers to a diverse range of literature in its historical and aesthetic contexts and to current debates in this ever-evolving field of study.
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