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Multilingualism in Modernist Fiction

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Juliette Taylor-Batty
    Pages 1-15
  3. Juliette Taylor-Batty
    Pages 16-38
  4. Juliette Taylor-Batty
    Pages 39-79
  5. Juliette Taylor-Batty
    Pages 80-112
  6. Juliette Taylor-Batty
    Pages 113-145
  7. Juliette Taylor-Batty
    Pages 146-179
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 180-235

About this book


This new study argues that modernist literature is characterised by a 'multilingual turn'. Examining the use of different languages in the fiction of a range of writers, including Lawrence, Richardson, Mansfield, Rhys, Joyce and Beckett, Taylor-Batty demonstrates the centrality of linguistic plurality to modernist forms of defamiliarisation.


Multilingualism Modernism Language Beckett fiction French multilingual

About the authors

Juliette Taylor-Batty is Associate Principal Lecturer in English at Leeds Trinity University, UK. She has published articles on Joyce, Beckett, Nabokov and Rushdie and is the co-author of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot.

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