This text explores and celebrates the rise and development of modernist and avant-garde literatures and theories of this particular period, from Imagism to the Apocalypse movement. It charts transitions in writing, reading, performing and publishing practices, and in international groupings and regroupings of writers and artists, and interrogates the term "Modernism". Goldman introduces students to the work of many canonical high modernist writers, such as Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf, as well as to the work of other important modernist figures, such as Nathanael West, Kurt Schwitters and the Harlem Renaissance poets.
JANE GOLDMAN is Senior Lecturer in English and American Literature at the University of Dundee. She is the author of The Feminist Aesthetics of Virginia Woolf: Modernism, Post-Impressionism and the Politics of the Visual (1998) and co-editor of Modernism: An Anthology of Sources and Documents (1998).