Reassessing the Twentieth-Century Canon

From Joseph Conrad to Zadie Smith

  • Nicola Allen
  • David Simmons

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Nicola Allen, David Simmons
    Pages 1-12
  3. Linda Wagner-Martin
    Pages 122-133
  4. Nicola Allen, Wasfi Shoqairat
    Pages 146-160

About this book


The collection brings together experts in the field of twentieth-century writing to provide a volume that is both comprehensive and innovative in its discussion of a set of newly canonical texts. The book includes new applications of philosophical and critical thinking to established texts.


Twentieth-Century Literature Contemporary fiction aesthetics America David Herbert Lawrence fragment George Orwell Modernism novel postmodernism space time

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicola Allen
    • 1
  • David Simmons
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WolverhamptonUK
  2. 2.University of NorthamptonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-47397-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-36601-6
  • About this book