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Modernist Soundscapes: Auditory Technology and the Novel

At the turn of the twentieth century, new technologies such as the phonograph, telephone, and radio changed how sound was transmitted and perceived. In Modernist Soundscapes, Angela Frattarola analyzes the influence of “the age of noise” on writers of the time, showing how modernist novelists use sound to bridge the distance between characters and to connect with the reader on a more intimate level than before.  

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The Many Facades of Edith Sitwell

Establishing Edith Sitwell at the center of British modernism, this volume showcases her many achievements in poetry, autobiography, novel writing, criticism, art, and performance. Forgoing the gossip about her eccentric appearance and self-fashioned persona that has too often overshadowed serious writing about her work, the contributors explore how Sitwell combined persona and poetry to foster an outpouring of iconoclastic creativity.

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The Sword Went Out to Sea: (Synthesis of a Dream), by Delia Alton

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Beckett after Beckett

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A Sentimental Journey and Continuation of the Bramine's Journal: Volume 6 of the Florida Edition of the Works of Laurence Sterne

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The Rose in Contemporary Italian Poetry

Surveys the use of the rose topos in 20th-century Italian poetry, providing an illuminating cross-section of the work of all the major poets, and the movements in which it appears. Peterson demonstrates the importance of the topos for Italian lyric and

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Italo Calvino: A Journey toward Postmodernism

In this introduction to the work of Italo Calvino, the author, a friend of Calvino's, traces his development as of one of the first and most defining of the postmodernists. Examines his ties to authors Beckett, Borges, Kafka, Conrad, and Twain.

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The Writing of War: French and German Fiction and World War II

Combines literary history and textual analysis to argue that many established French and German writers (Mann, Junger, Camus, Sartre) were unsuccessful in their attempts to write about World War II because they refused

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Camus: Love and Sexuality