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Published: 26 March 2020

272 Pages | 7 Illustrations


ISBN: 9780198816485

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Reconstructing Modernism

British Literature, Modern Architecture, and the State

Ashley Maher

Oxford Mid-Century Studies Series

  • Recovers a large body of architectural criticism by twentieth-century British authors
  • Demonstrates how individual authors' careers and influential formulations of literary modernism have been shaped by a longstanding literary engagement with architectural modernism
  • Provides a new context for dystopian classics such as Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four
  • Redefines the role of the city in literary modernism