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Djuna Barnes's Nightwood

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Ranging over depression-era politics, the failures of the League of Nations, popular journalism and the Modernist culture exemplified by such writers as James Joyce and T.S. Eliot, this is a comprehensive exploration of the historical contexts of Djuna Barnes's masterpiece, Nightwood.

In Djuna Barnes's Nightwood: 'The World' and the Politics of Peace, Bonnie Roos reads Barnes's novel against the backdrop of Herbert Bayard Swope's popular New York newspaper The World to demonstrate the ways in which the novel wrestles with such contemporaneous issues as the Great Depression and its political fallout, the failures of the League of Nations and the collapse of peace between the two World Wars. Roos argues that Nightwood allegorizes the role of liberal newspapers - epitomised by the sensationalism of The World - in driving a US policy that hastened the arrival of war.

Bloosbury paperback in “as new” condition. No marks and good binding.

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Author(s):
Bonnie Roos
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
24 x 15.5 cm
Edition:
2016
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1474275591
ISBN-13:
9781474275590
Number of pages:
215
Publisher:
Bloomsbury
Title:
Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood The world and the politics of peace

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Ranging over depression-era politics, the failures of the League of Nations, popular journalism and the Modernist culture exemplified by such writers as James Joyce and T.S. Eliot, this is a comprehensive exploration of the historical contexts of Djuna Barnes's masterpiece, Nightwood.

In Djuna Barnes's Nightwood: 'The World' and the Politics of Peace, Bonnie Roos reads Barnes's novel against the backdrop of Herbert Bayard Swope's popular New York newspaper The World to demonstrate the ways in which the novel wrestles with such contemporaneous issues as the Great Depression and its political fallout, the failures of the League of Nations and the collapse of peace between the two World Wars. Roos argues that Nightwood allegorizes the role of liberal newspapers - epitomised by the sensationalism of The World - in driving a US policy that hastened the arrival of war.

Bloosbury paperback in “as new” condition. No marks and good binding.

Author(s):
Bonnie Roos
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
24 x 15.5 cm
Edition:
2016
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1474275591
ISBN-13:
9781474275590
Number of pages:
215
Publisher:
Bloomsbury
Title:
Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood The world and the politics of peace

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