Making History New: Modernism and Historical Narrative

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Guided by Ezra Pound's dictum --"Make it new"--a generation of writers set out to create fiction and poetry that was unlike anything that came before it. However, as Seamus O'Malley shows, historical narrative was a key site for modernist experimentation. Taking three of literary modernism's major figures--Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, and Rebecca West-- Making History New demonstrates how the movement's literature not only engaged with history but also transformed traditional approaches to its telling in unique ways. ...

Making History New: Modernism and Historical Narrative 2014, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199364237

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