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I've never heard of intermodernism, but I guess there is an intriguing period between Woolf, Joyce et al, and the postmodernists of the 60s onwards. I'll look forward to hearing more about this, Danielle!

Simon T

This sounds like something I should probably read... people keep writing things that I should know about! To be honest, I've read quite a few similar books for my studies over the past few months, and I'm a bit tired of them - still pleased that people are interested in writing them, and recognise that they're probably great, but I'm getting a bit fatigued! I think I'll return to this one in a few months' time... thanks for the nod!

(Hope that didn't sound horribly negative - part of me is just hoping they haven't already written what I want to write about!)


What a great tease! This book sounds very interesting. I am looking forward to hearing more about it. And I also agree that interlibrary loan is fantastic!

Buried In Print

The thing about long quotes is that, if you're interested, they never seem long! This certainly sounds intriguing. And I've studied literature formally but I've done more thinking about it outside of a formal structure and I think (just my opinion of course) it's much better this way: you can take the time to fully absorb what you're reading, and follow a passion, instead of always rushing to meet deadlines and duedates on someone else's schedule (cuz library duedates are quite enough pressure, aren't they?!).


Well, the long quote certainly got me interested to know more about intermodernism! I'm looking forward to your future posts about this book.



I'll confess I know little about this period of literary history, but would like to. I hope you'll post more to share as you get into the book.

Matthew impression (from college courses and readings) is that intermodernism refers to writings during war and interwar periods in the UK. They expose the web of historical, institutional, and personal relationships that together define intermodernism. Some of the authors represented are Rebecca West and Elizabeth Bowen.

Dorothy W.

I haven't heard the term Intermodernism before, but it makes sense and sounds really interesting. I think perhaps it's a useful term that might catch on, since I remember a college professor talking about how Orwell fits uneasily between modernism and postmodernism. I really do like good literary criticism that can introduce me to new books and authors -- this one sounds really great.


Litlove--I think that's exactly what the authors are arguing--those people who don't fit easily into either category yet are still worthy nonetheless. I'm looking forward to reading this--or the essays that appeal anyway!
Simon--You're not at all negative. I was thinking of you when I got this, but I figured with your studies you were already aware of it. I can see where lots of research in the period might get a bit wearying, but for me it's nice to dip into and get a feel for more authors and the period! I didn't realize there were so many books on the topic (nice for me, but I can see where you want a clear path for your studies, too!).
Stefanie--I wouldn't be able to afford this book had it not been for ILL (expensive anyway, and then only available in the UK, so doubly expensive). It does seem really interesting and I can't wait to read more.
Buried in Print--Although part of me wouldn't mind studying this formally (and having guidance), the other part is happy to pick and choose when the mood hits! It is nice following your reading interests as they tend to go in different directions with each new book. And I figure if someone isn't interested in the quite they'll just skip it and move on to the latter part of the post! :)
Tiina--I think it's pretty fascinating. I'm not sure I'll read all the essays, but so far what I've read has been good. I will certainly share as I go!
Debby--I think 1930s cozy mysteries got me started on all this! :) And I will certainly share more--maybe it will help keep me moving in the book so I can finish by the due date.
Matthew--I think that fairly sums it up, but I am sure the book will flesh things out more. At the moment I am reading about Storm Jameson--I think I have one or two of her books. I have a feeling I am going to be introduced to lots more authors.
Dorothy--I hadn't heard this term before either--wherever I saw the book the title piqued my curiosity. I think the authors are trying to establish this term into the literary discussion. I have a feeling that some of the authors they are going to discuss are considered middlebrow, and therefore haven't necessarily been part of the 'canon'. I only skimmed the intro as a lot of it was over my head (using academic jargon etc), but the essays don't seem quite so esoteric. I'm familiar with some of the authors but not all (and hope to be introduced to new ones!), so am looking forward to learning more!

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