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Modernism, Nationalism, and the Novel

Modernism, Nationalism, and the Novel

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Acknowledgments; Note on texts; 1. The modern novelist as redeemer of the nation; 2. The crisis of liberal nationalism; 3. 'His sympathies were in the right place': Conrad and the discourse of national character; 4. Citizens of the Plain: Proust and the discourse of national will; 5. 'Il vate nazionale': D'Annunzio and the discourse of embodiment; Conclusion; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.
In Modernism, Nationalism, and the Novel Pericles Lewis shows how political debates over the sources and nature of 'national character' prompted radical experiments in narrative form amongst modernist writers. Though critics have accused the modern novel of shunning the external world, Lewis suggests that, far from abandoning nineteenth-century realists' concern with politics, the modernists used this emphasis on individual consciousness to address the distinctively political ways in which the modern nation-state shapes the psyche of its subjects. Tracing this theme through Joyce, Proust and Conrad, amongst others, Lewis claims that modern novelists gave life to a whole generation of narrators who forged new social realities in their own images. Their literary techniques - multiple narrators, transcriptions of consciousness, involuntary memory, and arcane symbolism - focused attention on the shaping of the individual by the nation and on the potential of the individual, in time of crisis, to redeem the nation.

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Autor: Pericles Lewis
ISBN-13: 9780521033022
ISBN: 0521033020
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 252
Gewicht: 372 g
Format: 229x152x14 mm
Sprache: Englisch

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Autor: Pericles Lewis
ISBN-13:: 9780521033022
ISBN: 0521033020
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.01.2007
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Gewicht: 372g
Seiten: 252
Sprache: Englisch
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Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 229x152x14 mm