Personal Modernisms (Paperback)

James Gifford

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Gifford's invigorating work of metacriticism and literary history recovers the significance of the "lost generation" of writers of the 1930s and 1940s. He examines how the Personalism of anarcho-anti-authoritarian contemporaries such as Alex Comfort, Robert Duncan, Lawrence Durrell, J.F. Hendry, Henry Miller, Elizabeth Smart, Dylan Thomas, and Henry Treece forges a missing link between Late Modernist and postmodernist literature. He concludes by applying his recontextualization to four familiar texts by Miller, Durrell, Smart, and Duncan, and encourages readers to re-engage the lost generation using this new critical lens. Scholars and students of literary modernism, twentieth-century Canadian literature, and anarchism will find a productive vision of this neglected period within Personal Modernisms.


Product Details

  • Product code: BBNVD
  • ISBN: 9781772120011
  • Publisher: University of Alberta Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 22.7cm x 15.1cm
  • Pages: 320
  • Publish date: Wed Sep 24 00:00:00 BST 2014
  • Book points: 20

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