Modernist Short Fiction by Women: The Liminal in Katherine Mansfield, Dorothy Richardson, May Sinclair and Virginia Woolf

Modernist Short Fiction by Women: The Liminal in Katherine Mansfield, Dorothy Richardson, May Sinclair and Virginia Woolf

by Claire Drewery

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Overview

Exploring the short story's relationship to literary Modernism, Claire Drewery considers works by Katherine Mansfield, Dorothy Richardson, May Sinclair, and Virginia Woolf. Drewery argues that the short story is preoccupied with transgressing boundaries, and thus is an ideal genre for examining the Modernist fascination with the liminal. Drewery shows how these writers contribute significantly to the Modernist aesthetic that interrogates identity, the construction of the self, and the relationship between the individual and society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409478645
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 05/28/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Claire Drewery is a Lecturer in English at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: the liminal aesthetic in the modernist short story; 'The journey not the arrival': pilgrimage as a modernist liminal metaphor; Beyond the rite of passage: 'impossible' mourning as an aesthetic of disunity; The death of the other: dying, mortality, and the textual body; The modernist uncanny tradition: mysticism, metaphysics and the psychological; The 'inner life' as liminal discourse; Out of the ordinary: the revelatory moment as a liminal space; Works cited; Index.


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