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Encyclopedia of literary modernism /
edited by Paul Poplawski.
imprint
Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 2003.
description
x, 516 p.
ISBN
0313310173 (alk. paper)
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Book
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Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 2003.
isbn
0313310173 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
5085838
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2004-07-01:
Surprisingly, this encyclopedia has no direct competitor. Works like The Cambridge Companion to Modernism, ed. by Michael Levenson (CH, Oct'99), and The Modern Movement, ed. by John Gross (1992), or numerous companions and critical studies about individual authors, aspects, or themes of modernism provide similar information, but none covers the field so comprehensively nor is intended for undergraduates wanting to learn more about literary modernism. Entries are signed, written by scholars, and, though varying in length, of consistent quality. Each entry is followed by a list of further readings and a selected bibliography ends the volume. Articles are cross-referenced, and an index provides access to authors and topics that did not receive their own entries but are addressed within larger topics. A list of contributors is provided. Although focused on English literature, the encyclopedia describes the international and interdisciplinary scope of modernism. An exemplary title, even if certain articles call for more extensive treatment. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. General readers; undergraduates; graduate students. E. S. Hierl University of Chicago
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"Encyclopedia of Literary Modernism will be most useful for academic libraries, but larger public and high-school libraries could benefit from having clearly presented ready-reference material on this "influential artistic-cultural phenomenon" available in a single volume."- Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
'œFor students and readers having difficulty grasping the enormous changes encompassed in the development of modernism, this guide will be most helpful.'' Lawrence Looks at Books
"For students and readers having difficulty grasping the enormous changes encompassed in the development of modernism, this guide will be most helpful."- Lawrence Looks at Books
'œEncyclopedia of Literary Modernism will be most useful for academic libraries, but larger public and high-school libraries could benefit from having clearly presented ready-reference material on this "influential artistic-cultural phenomenon" available in a single volume.'' Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
"[O]ffers a rich tapestry an unique and diverse as Joyce's Bloomusalem. It maps the convergences between many places, principles and texts alongside reliable factual information, while paying careful attention to the nuances of the various political and aesthetic ideologies....[t]he international perspective found here, easily justifies it as a valuable addition to any college library....[a] unique resource for the student of modernism....[a] book that might well become a landmark."- ENGLISH The Journal of the English Association
'œStudents anxious to comprehend the cacophonous clamor of cubist caterwauling, but unsure where to start, will find much to appreciate in this wonderful book. With signed articles that run from couple of paragraphs to a few pages, this collection shines with intelligence, insight, and care....Poplawski has pieced together possibly the best resource yet on the subject.'' School Library Journal
"Students anxious to comprehend the cacophonous clamor of cubist caterwauling, but unsure where to start, will find much to appreciate in this wonderful book. With signed articles that run from couple of paragraphs to a few pages, this collection shines with intelligence, insight, and care....Poplawski has pieced together possibly the best resource yet on the subject."- School Library Journal
'œThe preface claims the purpose of this work is to fill the gap of a quick reference book on modernism and it performs this role admirably.'' Reference Reviews
"The preface claims the purpose of this work is to fill the gap of a quick reference book on modernism and it performs this role admirably."- Reference Reviews
'œ[T]his encyclopedia has no direct competitor....numerous companions and critical studies about individual authors, aspects, or themes of modernism provide similar information, but none covers the field so comprehensively nor is intended for undergraduates wanting to learn more about literary modernism....An exemplary title....Recommended. General readers; undergraduates; graduate students.'' Choice
'œ[O]ffers a rich tapestry an unique and diverse as Joyce's Bloomusalem. It maps the convergences between many places, principles and texts alongside reliable factual information, while paying careful attention to the nuances of the various political and aesthetic ideologies....[t]he international perspective found here, easily justifies it as a valuable addition to any college library....[a] unique resource for the student of modernism....[a] book that might well become a landmark.'' ENGLISH The Journal of the English Association
"[T]his encyclopedia has no direct competitor....numerous companions and critical studies about individual authors, aspects, or themes of modernism provide similar information, but none covers the field so comprehensively nor is intended for undergraduates wanting to learn more about literary modernism....An exemplary title....Recommended. General readers; undergraduates; graduate students."- Choice
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Modernism continues to be widely ackowledged as probably the most important & influential artistic & cultural phenomenon of the 20th century. This reference maps the complex field of modernist studies.
Long Description
Modernism is still widely acknowledged as perhaps the most important and influential artistic and cultural phenomenon of the 20th century. Written by expert scholars from around the world and covering hundreds of different topics in a clear, incisive, and critical manner, this reference maps the complex field of modernism in a fresh and original way. The principal focus of the book is on English-language literary modernism and the period 1890-1939, yet many entries extend beyond those parameters to include important precursors and successors of the movement. The book also covers the crucial European and interdisciplinary dimensions of modernism and provides complementary comparative perspectives from countries and regions not usually included in traditional accounts of the subject. Entries cite works for further reading, and the volume closes with a selected, general bibliography.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Ap. 1
Bp. 15
Cp. 36
Dp. 67
Ep. 87
Fp. 102
Gp. 157
Hp. 169
Ip. 191
Jp. 206
Kp. 221
Lp. 223
Mp. 246
Np. 275
Op. 282
Pp. 293
Rp. 342
Sp. 369
Tp. 417
Up. 434
Vp. 439
Wp. 442
Yp. 471
Selected Bibliographyp. 477
Indexp. 481
List of Contributorsp. 511
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