Modernist Short Fiction by Women

Modernist Short Fiction by Women

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Exploring the short story's relationship to literary Modernism, Claire Drewery considers works by Katherine Mansfield, Dorothy Richardson, May Sinclair, and Virginia Woolf. Drewery argues that the short story is preoccupied with transgressing boundaries, and thus is an ideal genre for examining the Modernist fascination with the liminal. Drewery shows how these writers contribute significantly to the Modernist aesthetic that interrogates identity, the construction of the self, and the relationship between the individual and society.In his influential 1919 essay a#39;Tradition and the Individual Talenta#39;, T.S. Eliot suggested that a#39;no poet, no artist of any art, ... of the influences on depictions of liminality and the a#39;supematurala#39; in the short fiction of May Sinclair and Virginia Woolf.

Title:Modernist Short Fiction by Women
Author: Dr Claire Drewery
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2013-05-28

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