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By Marina MacKay

international conflict II marked the start of the tip of literary modernism in Britain. notwithstanding, this overdue interval of modernism and its reaction to the struggle haven't but obtained the scholarly consciousness they deserve. during this full-length learn of modernism and international battle II, Marina MacKay deals historic readings of Virginia Woolf, Rebecca West, T. S. Eliot, Henry eco-friendly and Evelyn Waugh set opposed to the dramatic heritage of nationwide fight and transformation. In recuperating how those significant authors engaged with different texts in their time - political discourses, mass and middlebrow tradition - this learn finds how international battle II dropped at the skin the underlying politics of modernism's aesthetic practices. via shut analyses of the revisions made to modernist pondering after 1939, MacKay establishes the importance of this repeatedly overlooked section of contemporary literature as a watershed second in twentieth-century literary history.

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