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A Sinking Island: The Modern English Writers

Kenner, Hugh

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ISBN 10: 0394542541 / ISBN 13: 9780394542546
Published by Alfred A Knopf Inc, New York, 1988
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Very Good white Hardcover in Very Good dustjacket. Inscribed by author on front flyleaf to Richard Stern and Alane Rollings. Mild shelf wear to cover and jacket. Text clean & unmarked. 290 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 010920

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Title: A Sinking Island: The Modern English Writers

Publisher: Alfred A Knopf Inc, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: By Author

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A study of the main figures on the literary scene in twentieth-century England, including Hardy, James, Bloomsbury, Shaw, and Empson

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This study of 20th-century English writers carries forward Kenner's seemingly inexhaustible discussion of literary modernism. Besides Conrad, Wells, Lawrence, Eliot, and Woolf, he takes up a host of lesser figures; studies social and historical contexts (the Great War, new reading publics); and talks about painting, popular literature, and criticism. Virtually every page of the book dances with a characteristic mix of fact, anecdote, and analysis. And Kenner's unconventional judgments are wonderfully provocative: Woolf and Larkin are savaged while Bunting and Tomlinson earn high praise. For breadth and readability, few critics come close to Kenner. Essential.Michael Hennessy, John Carroll Univ., Cleveland, Ohio
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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