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Rebecca West's Palimpsestic Praxis: Crafting the Intermodern Voice of Witness

Debra Rae Cohen

in Intermodernism

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780748635092
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651924 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635092.003.0009
Rebecca West's Palimpsestic Praxis: Crafting the Intermodern Voice of Witness

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This chapter presents another discussion on the intermodern mode, which is also found in Rebecca West's postwar writing. It looks at West's reporting on the Nuremberg Trials and determines that her qualities of language, full narrative stance, and immediate postwar theme are characteristic of intermodernism.

Keywords: intermodern mode; Rebecca West; postwar writing; Nuremberg Trials; narrative stance; qualities of language; postwar theme; intermodernism

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Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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