Why did early twentieth-century England produce the kind of writing it did? That deceptively simple question is the mainspring of Lyn Pykett's enquiry. She offers a bold re-examination of the age of modernism, exploring its origins in certain nineteenth-century discourses, particularly discourses about women and gender. She challenges the claims of both self-professed modernists and their later academic appropriators that modernism represents a complete break with the past. The history of canonical high modernism has been a ...

Engendering Fictions 1995, A&c Black 3pl, New York

ISBN-13: 9780340562772

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