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Modernism, nationalism, and the novel [electronic resource] / Pericles Lewis.

By: Lewis, Pericles.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000Description: 1 online resource (x, 241 p.).ISBN: 0511008422 (electronic bk.); 9780511008429 (electronic bk.); 0511033419 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780511033414 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 0511117965 (electronic bk.); 9780511117961 (electronic bk.); 9780521661119 (hbk.); 0521661110 (hbk.); 9780511485145 (electronic bk.); 051148514X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Nationalism and literature -- History -- 20th century | Modernism (Literature) | Joyce, James, 1882-1941 -- Criticism and interpretation | Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922 -- Criticism and interpretation | Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924 -- Criticism and interpretation | Nationalism in literature | English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Roman fran�cais -- 20e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique | Nationalisme et litt�erature -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecle | Modernisme (Litt�erature) | TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Literary | LITERARY CRITICISM -- General | Electronic books | Romans | Modernisme (cultuur) | Nationalisme | Nationalismus | LiteraturGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Modernism, nationalism, and the novel.DDC classification: 809.3/9358 Other classification: 17.86 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The modern novelist as redeemer of the nation -- The crisis of liberal nationalism -- "His sympathies were in the right place": Conrad and the discourse of national character -- Citizens of the Plain: Proust and the discourse of national will -- "Il vate nazionale": D'Annunzio and the discourse of embodiment.
Review: "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' concerns 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."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-237) and index.

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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.

"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' concerns 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."--Jacket.

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