Blasted Literature: Victorian Political Fiction and the Shock of Modernism (Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture)

Blasted Literature: Victorian Political Fiction and the Shock of Modernism (Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture)

Deaglán Ó Donghaile


Dynamite novels meet intellectual modernism through the influence of terrorism. among 1880 and 1915, more than a few writers exploited terrorism's political shocks for his or her personal inventive ends. Drawing on late-Victorian 'dynamite novels' by means of authors together with Robert Louis Stevenson, Tom Greer and Robert Thynne, radical journals and papers, corresponding to The Irish humans, The Torch, Anarchy and Freiheit, and modernist writing from H.G. Wells and Joseph Conrad to the compulsively militant modernism of Wyndham Lewis and the Vorticists, Ó Donghaile maps the political and aesthetic connections that bind the shilling shocker heavily to modernism.

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