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Published: 19 August 2011

304 Pages | 5 illustrations

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195383812

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ASense of Shock

The Impact of Impressionism on Modern British and Irish Writing

Adam Parkes

  • Offers readings of canonical writers like Woolf, Wilde, James & Conrad, along with neglected writers like George Moore and Elizabeth Bowen
  • Groups its discussion of literary impressionism with developments in painting, journalism, and other media
  • Puts forward a new consideration of Woolf's response to problems of shock, trauma, and urban modernity
  • Situates Ford Madox Ford's work in the context of the Great Depression to offer new readings of his late fiction