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A Sense of Shock: The Impact of Impressionism on Modern British and Irish Writing

Adam Parkes


This book argues that literary impressionism was historical. Considering a range of modern British writers from the 1870s to the 1930s, the book shows how impressionism was shaped by active engagement with larger cultural phenomena that defined the modern age: anarchism and terrorism, homosexuality and feminism, nationalism and war, economic depression and the new global media. The book begins with Henry James’s response to the Ruskin-Whistler dispute, examines the controversies of Walter Pater’s circle, George Moore’s heterodox responses to nationalism in Britain and Ireland, Joseph Conrad’s ... More

Keywords: literature, impressionism, contexts, modernism, British

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195383812
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383812.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam Parkes, author
University of Georgia
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