© 2004

Modernism, 1910–1945

Image to Apocalypse

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Part of the Transitions book series (TRANSs)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Introduction: “Make It New”

    1. Jane Goldman
      Pages 1-30
  3. 1910: Image, Order, War

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Jane Goldman
      Pages 33-76
    3. Jane Goldman
      Pages 77-103
    4. Jane Goldman
      Pages 104-142
    5. Jane Goldman
      Pages 143-160
  4. Image, Gender, Apocalypse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Jane Goldman
      Pages 163-198
    3. Jane Goldman
      Pages 199-208
  5. Apocalypse 1945

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Jane Goldman
      Pages 211-236
    3. Jane Goldman
      Pages 237-255
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 256-312

About this book


This essential guide explores and celebrates the rise and development of modernist and avant-garde literatures and theories in the period 1910-1945, from Imagism to the Apocalypse movement. Jane Goldman charts transitions in writing, reading, performing and publishing practices, and in international groupings and regroupings of writers and artists, and interrogates the term 'Modernism' which labels the era. Goldman introduces students to the work of many canonical high modernist writers, such as Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, W. B. Yeats, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf, and samples the work of other important modernist figures, including Nathanael West, John Rodker, Aldous Huxley and the Harlem Renaissance poets.


avant-garde bibliography cultural change formalism gender George Eliot knowledge literature Modernism publishing Renaissance tradition Virginia Woolf William James writing

About the authors

JANE GOLDMAN is Senior Lecturer in English and American Literature at the University of Dundee. She is the author of The Feminist Aesthetics of Virginia Woolf: Modernism, Post-Impressionism and the Politics of the Visual (1998) and co-editor of Modernism: An Anthology of Sources and Documents (1998).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Modernism, 1910–1945
  • Book Subtitle Image to Apocalypse
  • Authors Jane Goldman
  • Series Title Transitions
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2004
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-69620-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-69621-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4039-3839-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIV, 312
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Twentieth-Century Literature
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