Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2017

224 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474415828

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The Proletarian Answer to the Modernist Question

Nick Hubble

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Relates modernism to the intersubjective dimension of society
  • Sets out a new perspective on proletarian literature in Britain, releasing it from limiting conceptions of working class authenticity or Soviet-imposed socialist realism
  • Shows how modernism and proletarian literature were linked products of the (broadly) fin-de-siècle emergence of the unconscious that fractured nineteenth-century grand narratives
  • Provides an historical framework for rethinking the 1930s as not an atypical isolated decade but as central to the literature of the twentieth century