A Shrinking Island: Modernism and National Culture in England

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A Shrinking Island: Modernism and National Culture in England - Esty, Jed, and Esty, Joshua

This book describes a major literary culture caught in the act of becoming minor. In 1939, Virginia Woolf wrote in her diary, "Civilisation has shrunk." Her words captured not only the onset of World War II, but also a longer-term reversal of national fortune. The first comprehensive account of modernism and imperialism in England, "A Shrinking ...

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