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    Uncovering the 'gold-bearing rubble': Ernst Bloch's literary criticism

    Edwards, Caroline (2013) Uncovering the 'gold-bearing rubble': Ernst Bloch's literary criticism. In: Reeve-Tucker, A. and Waddell, N. (eds.) Utopianism, Modernism, and Literature in the Twentieth Century. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 182-203. ISBN 9780230358935.

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    Book synopsis: Utopianism, Modernism, and Literature in the Twentieth Century considers the links between utopianism and modernism in two ways: as an under-theorized nexus of aesthetic and political interactions; and as a sphere of confluences that challenges accepted critical models of modernist and twentieth-century literary history. An international group of scholars considers works by E. M. Forster, Ford Madox Ford, Wyndham Lewis, Naomi Mitchison, Katharine Burdekin, Rex Warner, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Thomas Pynchon, Elizabeth Bowen, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, and Ernst Bloch. In doing so, this volume's contributors prompt new reflections on key aspects of utopianism in experimental twentieth-century literature and non-fictional writing; deepen literary-historical understandings of modernism's socio-political implications; and bear out the on-going relevance of modernism's explorations of utopian thought. Utopianism, Modernism, and Literature in the Twentieth Century will appeal to anyone with an interest in how deeply and how differently modernist writers, as well as writers influenced by or resistant to modernist styles, engaged with issues of utopianism, perfectibility, and social betterment.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan. This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record is available at the link above.
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Research Centre: Contemporary Literature, Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2013 11:08
    Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019 08:06
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/8076

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