English and Nordic Modernisms

Editors: Bjorn J. Tysdahl, Mats Jansson, Jakob Lothe, Steen Klitgård Povlsen
ISBN-13: 9781870041492
Pages: 298
Published: 2003
Series: A No. 19

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This collection of essays explores the relationship between the Anglo-American Modernism associated with James Joyce, Henry James, T. S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, William Faulkner, and others, and the forms of Modernism that emerged in the different Nordic countries at widely differing moments. Modernism is a truly international movement which cuts across many national boundaries, yet not every manifestation is the same. Tracing the criss-crossing of influence between the English-speaking and Nordic world during the Modernist period, these  diverse essays subject this phenomenon to systematic discussion. In the process of establishing affinities and differences between Anglo-American and Nordic Modernism this book provides English readers with a map of the inception and growth of Modernism in the Nordic countries and thus invites renewed exploration of the familiar, and seemingly well-charted Modernism of the English, Irish, and American pantheon.