© 2000

Modernist Patterns

in Literature and the Visual Arts


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Murray Roston
    Pages 1-9
  3. Murray Roston
    Pages 10-42
  4. Murray Roston
    Pages 43-85
  5. Murray Roston
    Pages 86-117
  6. Murray Roston
    Pages 118-148
  7. Murray Roston
    Pages 149-183
  8. Murray Roston
    Pages 184-210
  9. Murray Roston
    Pages 211-242
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 243-288

About this book


In this stimulating study, the author explores how Conrad, T.S.Eliot, Woolf, Joyce, Faulkner, Hemingway, Huxley and others responded to the immediate challenges of their time, to the implications of Freudian psychology, molecular theory, relativist theory, and the general weakening of religious faith. Assuming that artists and writers, in coping with those problems, would develop techniques in many ways comparable, even where there was no direct contact, he positions Modernist literature within the context of contemporary painting, architecture and sculpture, thereby providing some fascinating insights into the nature of the literary works themselves.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Bar Ilan UniversityRamat GanIsrael

About the authors

MURRAY ROSTON is Professor of English at Bar Ilan University, Israel. He
also holds a permanent appointment as Adjunct Professor of English at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), where he teaches frequently.

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