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Modernism and Nostalgia : bodies, locations, aesthetics

Author: Tammy Clewell
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The thirteen essays and 'Afterword' in Modernism and Nostalgia: Bodies, Locations, Aesthetics address the multiple meanings of nostalgia in the experimental literature of the early twentieth century. Whether depicted as a felt emotion, a form of memory, or a type of fixation, the essays demonstrate that nostalgia involves a tension between past and present, a tension that modernist writers depicted in order to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tammy Clewell
ISBN: 9781137326591 113732659X 9781349459841 1349459844 1137326603 9781137326607
OCLC Number: 842208526
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 273 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : Past "perfect" and present "tense" : The abuses and uses of modernist nostalgia / Tammy Clewell --
Part I Bodies --
Modernism and the referendum on nostalgia in Rebecca West's The return of the soldier / Bernard Schweizer --
Nostalgia, trauma, and the aftermath of war : Siegfried Sassoon and W.H.R. Rivers / Robert Hemmings --
You can't go home again : ambivalent nostalgia in T.S. Eliot's poetry / Gabrielle McIntire --
Matricide and the end of nostalgia in Elizabeth Bowen / Maren Linett --
Part II Locations --
"Permanent preservation for the benefit of the nation" : The country house, preservation, and nostalgia in Vita Sackville-West's The Edwardians and Virginia Woolf's Orlando / Sarah Edwards --
Modernist urban nostalgia and British metropolitan writing, 1908-1934 / Barry J. Faulk --
Katherine Mansfield, D.H. Lawrence, and imperialist nostalgia / Carey Snyder --
"There'll be no more fishing this side the grave" : radical nostalgia in George Orwell's Coming up for air / Patricia Rae --
Dissolving landscapes : W.H. Auden's protean nostalgia / Eve Sorum --
Part III Aesthetics --
Rupert Brooke's ambivalent mourning, Ezra Pound's anticipatory nostalgia / Meredith Martin --
The beloved republic : nostalgia and the political aesthetic of E.M. Forster / John J. Su --
Nostalgia, mourning, and désistance in James Joyce's Ulysses / Christy L. Burns --
Modernists nostalgia/nostalgia for modernism : Anthony Powell and Evelyn Waugh / Marina MacKay.
Responsibility: edited by Tammy Clewell.


This book addresses the multiple meanings of nostalgia in the literature of the period. Whether depicted as an emotion, remembrance, or fixation, these essays demonstrate that the nostalgic impulse  Read more...


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