The Marriage Paradox: Modernist Novels and the Cultural Imperative to Marry

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Departing from the tradition of reading literary modernism in terms of formal innovation, Pines study examines literary modernism through the lens of marriage.She considers the marriage plots of selected modernist novels by Henry James, Ford Madox Ford, D.H. Lawrence, Nella Larsen, and Virginia Woolf in relation to the social and legal restructuring of marriage occurring in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Britain and the U.S.In particular, she identifies and explores the strategies by which the ...

The Marriage Paradox: Modernist Novels and the Cultural Imperative to Marry 2005, University Press of Florida

ISBN-13: 9780813029153

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