Personal Modernisms

Personal Modernisms

Anarchist Networks and the Later Avant-Gardes

by James Gifford

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 24/09/2014

 
Gifford's invigorating work of metacriticism and literary history recovers the significance of the "lost generation" of writers of the 1930s and 1940s. He examines how the Personalism of anarcho-anti-authoritarian contemporaries such as Alex Comfort, Robert Duncan, Lawrence Durrell, J.F. Hendry, Henry Miller, Elizabeth Smart, Dylan Thomas, and Henry Treece forges a missing link between Late Modernist and postmodernist literature. He concludes by applying his recontextualization to four familiar texts by Miller, Durrell, Smart, and Duncan, and encourages readers to re-engage the lost generation using this new critical lens. Scholars and students of literary modernism, twentieth-century Canadian literature, and anarchism will find a productive vision of this neglected period within Personal Modernisms.
ISBN:
9781772120011
9781772120011
Category:
Literary theory
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
24-09-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
University of Alberta Press
Country of origin:
Canada
Pages:
320
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x20mm
Weight:
0.46kg

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