The Resource War trauma and English modernism : T.S. Eliot and D.H. Lawrence, Carl Krockel

War trauma and English modernism : T.S. Eliot and D.H. Lawrence, Carl Krockel

Label
War trauma and English modernism : T.S. Eliot and D.H. Lawrence
Title
War trauma and English modernism
Title remainder
T.S. Eliot and D.H. Lawrence
Statement of responsibility
Carl Krockel
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book reads English Modernist literature as testimony to trauma of the First and Second World Wars. Focusing upon T.S. Eliot and D.H. Lawrence, it examines the impact of war down to the intimate details of their lives, and their strategies to resist it through literary innovation. Following the Modernist tradition rooted in Baudelaire, Eliot's poetry developed as a reaction to the modernity of industrial civilisation, to that of industrial warfare in the 'Sweeney' poems, 'Gerontion' and The Waste Land. Meanwhile, Lawrence redrafted The Rainbow as a riposte to the First World War then in The First "Women in Love" represented its devastation of Europe, and himself. He spent the last decade of his life both acting out and working through the violence of the war, to suggest an alternative to its impending recurrence. From 'The Hollow Men' to Little Gidding Eliot's poetry reached towards a climax of confrontation and disavowal regarding the cost of the First World War, and its successor. This study shifts between disciplinary boundaries of history, biography, criticism and culture: from the traumatic imprint of historical events upon the artist's act of writing, to the interpretation of this writing by a community which remains unable to articulate the original shock of these events. It draws upon archives in Britain and the USA, and the most recent authorised editions of Lawrence and Eliot's writings, to provide a wealth of new critical interpretations for both students and specialists
Cataloging source
UKPGM
Dewey number
820.9/00912
Index
index present
LC call number
PR888.W65
LC item number
K76 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
War trauma and English modernism : T.S. Eliot and D.H. Lawrence, Carl Krockel
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
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Modernism in Crisis: The Rainbow -- Testimony before Trauma: Eliot's Poetry up to 1915 -- Testimony as History: The First 'Women in Love' -- Eliot's War Poetry: Hysteria to The Waste Land -- Working Through: Lawrence 1918 to 1930 -- Trauma Transfigured: The Hollow Men to Little Gidding -- Conclusion: The Legacy of War on the Legacy of Modernism -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn732621569
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 241 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283159418
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
  • 10.1057/9780230307759
  • 9786613159410
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
493839
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25536060
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)732621569
  • pebco0230291570

Library Locations

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