Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2015

240 Pages | 14 illus.

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

ISBN: 9780190211691

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Modernist Informatics

Literature, Information, and the State

James Purdon

Modernist Literature and Culture

  • Provides a genuinely innovative study of the aesthetics of information in the first half of the twentieth century
  • Argues that information and literary narrative have a history of entanglement as well as antagonism, and that this double relation was central to the cultural shaping of modernity
  • Examines work by Joseph Conrad, Elizabeth Bowen, Ford Madox Ford, Graham Greene, and others