Twentieth-century literature

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  • 19 Nov 2020
    Caitlin Vandertop

    Empire’s ‘Unreal Cities’

    Travelling between the cities of the former British empire can produce an uncanny sense of déjà vu: despite vast social, cultural and environmental differences, you’ll see familiar street names and statues, clock towers and law courts, missionary churches and schools, cricket grounds and botanical gardens. Linking a global network of cities, colonial iconography and urban […]

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  • 17 Jan 2020
    Andrew Kalaidjian

    Modernism’s Ecological Point of View

    “Get there if you can and see the land you once were proud to own…” W. H. Auden’s Poems (1930) presents a catalogue of exhausted landscapes and fragile psyches. This line in particular repeats in my head as I board the train at Richmond station en route to Gomshall, from which it is a short […]

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  • 14 Jan 2020
    Robert L. Caserio

    Collective Welfare and Warfare in British Fiction, 1936-1950

    Present-day political controversies are strikingly like those in Britain at the end of World War Two. I’ve constructed The Cambridge Introduction to British Fiction, 1900-1950 to call attention to that convergence. Pivotal in this regard is the Introduction’s final chapter, “Collective Welfare and Warfare: British Fiction, 1936-1950.” For years now the U.S. has debated the […]

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  • 24 Jan 2017
    Victoria Aarons

    Why Read Saul Bellow Now?

    In this blog post Victoria Aarons, editor of The Cambridge Companion to Saul Bellow, details some of the key themes and concepts explored in Bellow's work.

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