1916, Flanders, London, Dublin: ‘Everything Has Gone Well’

Randall Stevenso

in The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Literatures in English

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780748620111
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651863 | DOI:
1916, Flanders, London, Dublin: ‘Everything Has Gone Well’

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This chapter discusses the pressures on language, print and communication during the early twentieth century, pinpointing the effects of the war that were illustrated in The Times and explaining why later critics have hesitated to praise or criticise modernist strategies. It also presents a reading of The Times of 3 July 1916, focusing on the problems and challenges that modernist writers faced.

Keywords: language; print; communication; effects of war; The Times; modernist strategies; modernist writers

Chapter.  6495 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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