Excavating Modernity: Physical, Temporal and Psychological Strata in Literature, 1900-1930

1st Edition

Eleanor Dobson, Gemma Banks

Routledge
Published July 4, 2018
Reference - 182 Pages - 11 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138317765 - CAT# K391469
Series: Studies for the International Society for Cultural History

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Summary

This book scrutinizes physical, temporal and psychological strata across early twentieth-century literature, focusing on geological and archaeological tropes and conceptions of the stratified psyche. The essays explore psychological perceptions, from practices of envisioning that mimic looking at a painting, photograph or projected light, to the comprehension of the palimpsestic complexities of language, memory and time. This collection is the first to see early twentieth-century physical, temporal and psychological strata interact across a range of canonical and popular authors, working in a variety of genres, from theatre to ghost stories, children’s literature to modernist magna opera.

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