Shattering terrain and lives, the First World War challenged the representative power of words, maps, and visual art. This book tells the untold story of literary responses, showing how modernist fictional topographies by Ford Madox Ford, Rebecca ...
West, Joseph Conrad, Virginia Woolf, and others shaped the meaning of the war and offered reconstructions of self and culture. Restoring their fiction to a context of spaces and places recorded in a wealth of previously neglected archival materials, this innovative study ranges across literature, cartography, geography, and art history to reorient our knowledge of modernism, revealing its promise of healing and redemption.
Number of pages: 236
Date of publication: 25/02/2011
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