Donald J. Childs's Modernism and Eugenics: Woolf, Eliot, Yeats, and the Culture PDF

By Donald J. Childs

In Modernism and Eugenics, first released in 2001, Donald Childs indicates how Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot and W. B. Yeats believed in eugenics, the technology of race development and tailored this medical discourse to the language and reasons of the trendy mind's eye. Childs strains the effect of the eugenics move on such modernist works as Mrs Dalloway, A Room of One's personal, The Waste Land and Yeats's overdue poetry and early performs. The language of eugenics strikes, he claims, among public discourse and private views. It informs Woolf's theorization of woman's mind's eye; in Eliot's poetry, it images as a nightmare the myriad modern eugenical threats to humankind's organic and cultural destiny. And for Yeats, it turns into necessary to his engagement with the occult and his dedication to Irish Nationalism. this can be a fascinating learn of a arguable subject matter which unearths the centrality of eugenics within the lifestyles and paintings of numerous significant modernist writers.

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