The Twentieth Century

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  • Copyright: 2012-06-05
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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The third volume in the Reading and Studying Literature series, co-published with the Open University, introduces students to modernism and to the globalisation of English in the twentieth century. Each period is discussed in terms of an overarching theme, providing a clear focus for study and discussion and introducing readers to an important theoretical concept in literary studies. This text offers a unique approach to modernism and the globalisation of English in the 20th century. It introduces modernism through depictions of the city from James Joyce, Fritz Lang's Metropolis and various New York writers. Section two looks at migration and memory in Sam Selvon, Elizabeth Bishop, Brian Friel and W. G. Sebald. The theoretical concept for this part of the series is 'literatures'.

Author Biography

Sara Haslam and Sue Asbee are Senior Lecturers in the Department of English at The Open University.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
List of contributorsp. ix
Required readingp. xi
Twentieth-century citiesp. 1
Introduction to Part 1p. 3
James Joyce, Dubliners: city, theme and periodp. 11
James Joyce, Dubliners: paralysis, memory and 'The Dead'p. 41
Fritz Lang, Metropolisp. 71
New York: poems and storiesp. 99
Conclusion to Part 1p. 131
Readings for Part 1p. 133
Migration and memoryp. 165
Introduction to Part 2p. 167
Sam Selvon, The Lonely Londoners and James Berry, Windrush Songsp. 173
Elizabeth Bishop, Questions of Travelp. 205
Brian Friel, Dancing at Lughnasap. 237
W.G. Sebald, The Emigrantsp. 273
Conclusion to Part 2p. 303
Glossaryp. 305
Acknowledgementsp. 311
Indexp. 312
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