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History of 20th Century Literature

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Poets representing war's anguish, modernists transforming the novel, Beats capturing the rhythm of the times: the 20th century witnessed some of the most diverse and experimental writing since the birth of literature. Survey this vast and varied landscape, starting in 1900, when familiar faces like Kipling and Shaw dominated the scene. Move on to works chronicling World ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published December 31st 2001 by Hamlyn (first published January 1st 2001)
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I remember paging through this book before buying it thinking, this is it! This is the kind of book I've been looking for ever since Prof Jonckheere taught me Literary Studies ... but then, you can only say so much about literary movements before you merely state what each author wrote about. So there certainly is an analysis of the literary movements seen over time, but as the book progresses a lot of the authors are merely mentioned along with their major works and what they are about. Some I ...more
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