Journals Higher Education

$120.00

Hardcover

29 November 2001

368 Pages

ISBN: 9780198187554


Bookseller Code (06)

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Paranoid Modernism

Literary Experiment, Psychosis, and the Professionalization of English Society

David Trotter

  • Seeking reasons for Modernism's compulsion to experiment, this is a fascinating engagement with contemporary definitions of paranoia and its examination through fiction.
  • Looks in depth at the novels of D. H. Lawrence, Ford Madox Ford, and Wyndham Lewis, whose depictions of paranoia expressed their anxiety about the transformation of English society by 'professionalism'.
  • Written by a distinguished critic of the period, co-author of Edwardian Fiction: An Oxford Companion and author of Cooking with Mud: The Idea of Mess in 19th-Century Art and Fiction', described as 'witty, learned, and elegantly written . . . it achieves what only the best criticism can'.
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