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1928, London: A Strange Interlude

Chris Baldic

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620111.003.0007
1928, London: A Strange Interlude

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This chapter examines the directly literary developments of 1928, studying the movement of modernism, along with Cyril Connolly's model of literary modernity. The next section takes a look at the war-books boom of 1928–30, which represents partly a revival of a masculine vernacular realism. Finally, the chapter discusses the central obsessions of 1920s literature.

Keywords: literary developments; modernism; Cyril Connolly; literary modernity; war-books boom; masculine vernacular realism; central obsessions

Chapter.  5550 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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