© 1999

Structure and Dissolution in English Writing, 1910–1920

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Stuart Sillars
    Pages 1-30
  3. Stuart Sillars
    Pages 93-124
  4. Stuart Sillars
    Pages 155-189
  5. Stuart Sillars
    Pages 190-195
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 196-216

About this book


This book explores key texts - Howards End , The Rainbow , and the poetry of Owen, Sassoon and Edward Thomas - to show the mingled continuation and rejection of convention as their characteristic achievement, exploring features often seen as failures. It also discusses the writing's increasing concern with the inadequacies of language, seeing it within the frame of contemporary society and deconstructive theory, and attempting to locate them in relation to high Modernism.


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About the authors

STUART SILLARS is a writer and freelance lecturer in Cambridge. His earlier publications include Art and Survival in First World War Britain, British Romantic Art and the Second World War and Visualisation in Popular Fiction, 1860-1960, and numerous articles and contributions to collections.

Bibliographic information


'Sillars keeps admirably close to his texts, and his discussions of the poets are especially thoughtful.' - English Studies