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Rich and Strange Gender, History, Modernism

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ISBN-10: 0691014965

ISBN-13: 9780691014968

Edition: 1992

Authors: Marianne DeKoven

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Like the products of the "sea-change" described in Ariel's song in The Tempest, modernist writing is "rich and strange." Its greatness lies in its density and its dislocations, which have until now been viewed as a repudiation of and an alternative to the cultural implications of turn-of-the-century political radicalism. Marianne DeKoven argues powerfully to the contrary, maintaining that modernist form evolved precisely as a means of representing the terrifying appeal of movements such as socialism and feminism. Organized around pairs and groups of female-and male-signed texts, the book reveals the gender-inflected ambivalence of modernist writers. Male modernists, desiring utter change,…    
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Book details

List price: $58.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 10/27/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 257
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Toward the Modernist Narrative
Modernism under Erasure
A Different Story: "The Yellow Wallpaper" and The Turn of the Screw
Conrad and Others
Darker and Lower Down: The Eruption of Modernism in "Melanctha" and The Nigger of the "Narcissus"
The Vaginal Passage: Heart of Darkness and The Voyage Out
The Destructive Element: The Awakening and Lord Jim
In the Wake of Early Modernist Narrative
(Anti-)Canonical Modernism
After Modernism
Notes
Index