This work centres on three writers whose prose fictions became exemplary of the modernist drive to reconstitute a vision of life with universal reach. Chapters treating the authors' themes and traits are bracketed by chapters establishing the cultural continuum in which they worked.
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"Gerald Gillespie's long and productive scholarly career evidences itself in the encyclopedic scope of this insightful analysis of literary history. . . ." -- Choice, Selected as an Outstanding Academic Title
"A substantial critical study, one of the most widely balanced accounts of modernism we have had in some time." -- Yearbook of Comparative and General Literature
"Gillespie belongs to an endangered scholarly species: that of the real comparatists. . . ." -- Comparative Literature
"A masterful study offering a new and uplifting view of the modern, while providing a comparative vision of the work of three great modern authors that transcends the accepted borders of modern understanding."--James Joyce QuarterlyAbout the Author:
Gerald Gillespie is Professor Emeritus at Stanford University and past president of the International Comparative Literature Association. Among his recent publications is By Way of Comparison: Reflections on the Theory and Practice of Comparative Literature (2003).
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Book Description Catholic University of America Press, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0813213509