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224 Pages | 14 b&w illustration(s)

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9781474458191


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The Modernist Exoskeleton

Insects, War, Literary Form

Rachel Murray

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Critical Studies in Modernist Culture

  • Uses the idea of the insect as a key to modernist writers' engagement with questions of politics, psychology, life, and literary form
  • Provides in-depth analysis of lesser-known modernist narratives, such as H.D.'s Asphodel and Lewis's Snooty Baronet, as well as new readings of canonical texts including D. H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover and Samuel Beckett's Trilogy
  • Explores the influence of popular scientific writing on modernist aesthetics
  • Reveals the attentiveness of modernist writers to nonhuman life, thus forging new lines of connection between modernism and literary animal studies
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