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The Oxford History of the Novel in EnglishVolume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940$
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Priscilla Wald and Michael A. Elliott

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780195385342

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.001.0001

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Modernism and the International Novel

Modernism and the International Novel

(p.389) 24 Modernism and the International Novel
The Oxford History of the Novel in English

Mark Scroggins

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the American modernist novel within the context of the larger international discourse of the early twentieth century. After providing an overview of the intellectual backgrounds of modernism, it considers examples of modernist novels published during the period, such as John Dos Passos's U. S. A. trilogy, Gertrude Stein's Three Lives, Philip Roth's Call It Sleep, William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury, Evelyn Scott's The Wave, and Djuna Barnes's Ryder.

Keywords:   modernism, novel, John Dos Passos, Gertrude Stein, Three Lives, Philip Roth, William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury, Evelyn Scott, Djuna Barnes

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