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The Modernist Novel in Europe

Michael Wood

in The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199545445
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199545445.013.0007

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

 The Modernist Novel in Europe

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This article aims to characterize modernist novels in Europe. It discusses the forms of several modernist novels including Ulysses, Mrs. Dalloway, and Absalom, Absalom!, and suggests that the modernist novel in Europe can be considered as a sort of secret agent of literature. The article contends that the great difference between the modernism of European novels and that of their Anglo-American counterparts has to do with realism.

Keywords: modernist novels; Europe; Ulysses; Mrs. Dalloway; Absalom; Absalom!; literature; realism

Article.  7783 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers) ; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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