The Nets of Modernism: Henry James, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and Sigmund Freud

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  • Copyright: 2010-11-08
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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An important new contribution to literary criticism by one of the foremost modernist scholars working today.

Author Biography

Maud Ellmann is the Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin Professor of the Development of the Novel in English at the University of Chicago. A well-known scholar of modernism and psychoanalysis, she has also written The Poetics of Impersonality: T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, The Hunger Artists: Starving, Writing, and Imprisonment, and Elizabeth Bowen: The Shadow Across the Page (winner of the 2004 Crawshay Prize from the British Academy), and has edited a Longman Critical Reader in Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism (1994).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. viii
List of abbreviationsp. x
Introduction: what hole?p. 1
The modernist ratp. 14
Strandentwining cables: Henry James's The Ambassadorsp. 35
The Woolf womanp. 62
The darkened blind: Joyce, Gide, Larsen, and the modernist short storyp. 93
The name and the scar: identity in The Odyssey and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Manp. 129
Skinscapes in Ulyssesp. 151
Afterwordp. 167
Notesp. 171
Bibliographyp. 206
Indexp. 233
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