Abstract. Modernists, such as Wyndham Lewis or Ezra Pound, announced with iconoclast pathos that the past would disappear in a vortex and give way to the new, as expressed in such experimental movements as vorticism, futurism, imagism and other forms of highbrow literature. 1 The same period saw the development of modern mass culture. 2 Education had improved literacy levels, and technological.
In The Value of Virginia Woolf, Madelyn Detloff explores the writings of Virginia Woolf from her early texts to her challenging and inventive novels. Detloff demonstrates why Woolf has enduring value for our own time, both as a defender of modernist experimentation and as a novelist of innovation and poetic vision who also exhibits moments of intense insight and philosophical depth.
Social Anxiety: Why Artist Amalia Ulman’s Fake “Middlebrow” Instagram Is No Different From Yours This art project Instagram account gets disturbingly close to the truth of contemporary culture.
Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown (1924) By Virginia Woolf It seems to me possible, perhaps desirable, that I may be the only person in this room who has committed the folly of writing, try-ing to write, or failing to write, a novel. And when I asked my-self, as your invitation to speak to you about modern fiction.
Who was Virginia Woolf? Virginia Woolf was an innovative modern novelist, essayist, literary critic, and central member of the Bloomsbury group.
Modernism, Middlebrow and the Literary Canon by Lise Jaillant, 9781138048409, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
Bored women populate many of the most celebrated works of British modernist literature. Whether in popular offerings such as Robert Hitchens's The Garden of Allah, the esteemed middlebrow novels of May Sinclair or H. G. Wells, or now-canonized works such as Virginia Woolf's The Voyage Out, women's boredom frequently serves as narrative impetus, antagonist and climax.
I arrived in Hong Kong after completing my PhD at King's College London. My thesis on interwar British women's writing looked in particular at the essays of women writers such as Virginia Woolf, Rose Macaulay, Storm Jameson and Rebecca West and was concerned with how studying the essays of these different women writers produced a complicated picture of modern writing that went beyond modernism.