The Resource Reading the Ruins : Modernism, Bombsites and British Culture

Reading the Ruins : Modernism, Bombsites and British Culture

Label
Reading the Ruins : Modernism, Bombsites and British Culture
Title
Reading the Ruins
Title remainder
Modernism, Bombsites and British Culture
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This vivid reading of wartime culture investigates the significance of London's bombsites by bringing together famous and forgotten authors
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
  • 820.9
  • 820.9/0091
  • 820.90091
Index
index present
LC call number
PR888.W66 M45 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Reading the Ruins : Modernism, Bombsites and British Culture
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1 Imagining destruction; Beautiful bomb-laden Zeppelins; The interwar imagination; Unrest in the wake of bombs; Extrapolation of weapons; Lessons of Spain; Depicting casualties; 1939 and all that; Episodic losses of perspective; Targets and narrative; A bomb casualty or war avenger?; Bone as bomb victim; Chapter 2 A metropolis aflame; William Sansom and disorientation; Time was away; Allegory and physicality; Bodies, various; Louis MacNeice and complicity; Trolls in the smoke
  • Aesthetics of destructionHenry Green: fire and the limits of description; Framing fire; Dreading forwards; Telling stories; Elegiac possibilities; Elegies from fire; Encounters in the flames; Ash and paper; Ritual and redemption?; Fire and paper; Chapter 3 Surrealism and the bombsites; Pre-war surrealism in Britain; The organicist turn; Wartime is 'surreal'; Turning fragments into structures: David Gascoyne and J.F. Hendry; Zero hour and no man's land; Back to the bombsites; Apocalyptics; J.F. Hendry; From Guernica to London; The limits of a dialectic
  • Bowen's ghostsThe territory of the city; Shallow, cratered, extinct; Buried memories; Chapter 5 The new London jungle; Precursors and portents; Mundanity and willowherb; Rose Macaulay's history of fears; London as a green world; Greenery; Priests in the foliage; Fireweed rampant; What the plants hide; War games; Shapes of the past; Literary salvage; The modernist fragment displayed; Postwar pleasures and fears; Triffids in the unofficial countryside; The environmental turn, postmodernity, and back to the bombsite; Coda; Notes; Bibliography; Index
  • Organic sensations: Graham Sutherland and Lynette RobertsSwansea raid; Sensations from the body and the air; War pictures; A war artist; Captions and anger: Lee Miller and Humphrey Jennings; Grim glory; Anger and the human form; Jennings in the 1930s; London Can Take it; Decodable patriotism; Ballardian legacies; Chapter 4 The haunted city; Graham Greene and the idea of haunting; Ruins and amnesia; Ghosting treason: damaged buildings; David Jones: making your own archaeology; Jones and the ghosts of wars; Traces, textures and expansiveness; Ghosts in the footnotes; Acts of recovery
Control code
ocn763158055
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (258 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511920813
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613316783
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26229560
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)763158055
  • cbo0511920814

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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