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By Maren Tova Linett

Bodies of Modernism brings a brand new and interesting analytical lens to modernist literature, that of severe incapacity experiences. The booklet bargains new readings of canonical and noncanonical writers from either side of the Atlantic together with Flannery O’Connor, Eudora Welty, H. G. Wells, D. H. Lawrence, Elizabeth Bowen, Henry eco-friendly, Olive Moore, Carson McCullers, Tennessee Williams, J. M. Synge, Florence Barclay, Virginia Woolf, and James Joyce. via readings of this wide variety of texts and with chapters concentrating on mobility impairments, deafness, blindness, and deformity, the examine finds either modernism’s skepticism approximately and dependence on fantasies of entire, “normal” bodies.

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