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Travelling Modernists

Tim Youngs

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/9780199545445.013.0016

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

 Travelling Modernists

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This article examines the role of travel in the history of modernism. It explains that modernist ideas and aesthetics crossed cultures and suggests that modernism was a consequence of the overlapping of the great industrial expansion of the 1870s with the urbanisation and technological revolution of the 1890s and 1900s. The article describes the travel writings of some prominent modernists, including W. H. Auden, E. E. Cummings, and D. H. Lawrence.

Keywords: modernism; travel; cultures; industrial expansion; urbanisation; technological revolution; travel writings; W. H. Auden; E. E. Cummings; D. H. Lawrence

Article.  7183 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards) ; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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