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- DescriptionRanging 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 vel against the backdrop of Herbert Bayard Swope's popular New York newspaper The World to demonstrate the ways in which the vel 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.
- Author BiographyBonnie Roos is Associate Professor of English at West Texas A&M University, USA. Her previous publications include (as co-editor) Postcolonial Green: Environmental Politics and World Narratives (2010).
- Author(s)Bonnie Roos
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication25/02/2016
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBloomsbury Academic
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight329 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine25 mm
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