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The Cambridge Companion to European Modernism (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

Cambridge University Press

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ISBN 10: 0521199417 / ISBN 13: 9780521199414
Published by Cambridge University Press, 2011
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Title: The Cambridge Companion to European ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

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Modernism arose in a period of accelerating globalization in the late nineteenth century. Modernist writers and artists, while often loyal to their country in times of war, aimed to rise above the national and ideological conflicts of the early twentieth century in service to a cosmopolitan ideal. This Companion explores the international aspects of literary modernism by mapping the history of the movement across Europe and within each country. The essays place the various literary traditions within a social and historical context and set out recent critical debates. Particular attention is given to the urban centers in which modernism developed – from Dublin to Zürich, Barcelona to Warsaw – and to the movements of modernists across national borders. A broad, accessible account of European modernism, this Companion explores what this cosmopolitan movement can teach us about life as a citizen of Europe and of the world.

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'This is a thought-provoking and much-needed introduction to modern European literature ... clear, fluent [and] engaging.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

'An excellent source for comparative specialists ... highly recommended.' V. D. Barooshian, Choice

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