Download PDF by John Whittier-Ferguson: Mortality and Form in Late Modernist Literature

By John Whittier-Ferguson

This wide-ranging learn of the past due poetry and prose of Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, and Wyndham Lewis brings jointly works from the Thirties and Forties - writings composed by means of authors self-consciously getting into heart to previous age and residing via years while civilization appeared purpose on tearing itself to items for the second one time of their grownup lives. Profoundly revising their past paintings, those artists requested how their writing may perhaps turn out major in a time that Woolf defined, in a diary access from 1938, as '1914 yet with no even the semblance of 1914. All slipping consciously right into a pit'. This past due smooth writing explores mortality, the frailties of tradition, and the aptitude consolations and culpabilities of aesthetic shape. Such writing is every now and then scary and objectionable and at others deeply relocating, various from the sooner works which first received those writers their fame.

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