- Hardcover: 265 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (October 28, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0754653080
- ISBN-13: 978-0754653080
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 9.5 inches
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'An insightful, balanced, and much-needed account of modernism's relationship to the burgeoning newspaper press of early twentieth-century Britain, Modernism on Fleet Street will surely become the starting point for many important scholarly conversations about modernism and the public sphere. Collier makes an important contribution to our understanding of modernism's complex and enduring engagement with the commercial papers that had truly become a major, if controversial, force in British life.' Mark Morrisson, Penn State University 'This important discussion resonates for the 21st-century student of modernism or journalism. Recommended.' Choice '... a complex and subtle study of cultural interrelations in the 20th century and one that is particularly rich in its material including a large amount of scattered newspaper articles, essays and letters not easy to research.' Journal for the study of British Cultures 'Throughout Modernism on Fleet Street, Collier deftly combines generous readings of individual texts with careful attention to historical contexts... Collier's aim is ambitious: he intends 'to draw a new map of modernist ways of understanding and approaching the public.' He does this, and successfully, as, in Rebecca West's words, one of those 'writers ... who humbly perform the kind of task of discovery and analysis that continues the tradition of English literature.' English Literature in Transition 'Having had sufficient time to read and digest this monograph [...], I feel able to commend this book to historians of the press and of twentieth-century British culture, as well as to its more obvious market of scholars of modernism. This is a rich and perceptive study of the heated interwar debates about the consumption of literature and journalism.' H-Albion 'Collier does a wonderful job of bringing together disparate material, persuading us to look at texts that have drifted to the margins, making this a useful book for both student and scholar.' SHARP News 'Modernism on Fleet Street is a book likely to attract several different readerships - students of the literature of the period interested in what journalism such writers did (it is a nice thematic survey picking up on what has been covered so far mainly by individual studies of the writers themselves), students of journalism and the media (above all those interested in history), and readers (including teachers) interested to tie the two fields together coherently. ... it is a well-researched clearly-presented (and well-annotated) introduction to an area of authorship and commercial activity that have increasing interest for the hybrid courses on media and the like that are on offer from universities ... Librarians considering the work might explore the Ashgate list further for other things in period and in the idiom of this work.' Library Review
About the Author
Patrick Collier is an Associate Professor of English at Ball State University, where he teaches nineteenth- and twentieth-century British literature and culture. He has published several articles on literature and journalism, and he previously worked as a newspaper reporter and freelance writer.
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