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Author Montefiore, Jan.
Title Men and women writers of the 1930s : the dangerous flood of history / Janet Montefiore.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.

Author Montefiore, Jan.
Subject English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and history -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Authorship -- Sex differences -- History -- 20th century.
Sex role in literature.
Memory in literature.
Self in literature.
Great Britain -- History -- George V, 1910-1936 -- Historiography.
Great Britain -- History -- George VI, 1936-1952 -- Historiography.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 263 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-252) and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary "Men and Women Writers of the 1930s is an original and important study of memory and gender in the literature of this tragic decade. Montefiore asks two principal questions: 'What part has memory played in the political literature of and about the 1930s?'and 'What were the roles of women, both as writers and as symbols, in constructing the literature?' ... Montefiore's analysis of issues such as mass unemployment, fascism, the tensions in pre-war Yugoslavia and 'appeasement' is shockingly relevant to society today. Anti-fascist historical novels, the post-war memoirs of 'Auden generation' writers, travel writing and neglected women poets are discussed at length"--Jacket
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Remembering the 1930s -- Politics and collective memory -- Looking back in irony -- 'What about the women?' The sexual politics of memory -- Memorials of their time -- Neglected classics: Storm Jameson and Claud Cockburn -- 2. pram in the hall: men and women writing the self in the 1930s -- Case-histories versus the 'undeliberate dream' -- Case-studies from the Auden Generation -- Women in and out of history -- Marginal subjectivities -- Gendering the self: Marion Milner and Rebecca West -- 3. Vamps and victims: images of women in the left-wing literature of the 1930s -- Women as signs -- Devouring mothers and revengeful spinsters: women in the plays of Auden, Isherwood and Spender -- Class stereotypes: the expensive whore and the washerwoman -- Poetry and the symbolic feminine: Rickword, Day Lewis and others -- 4. 'Underservedly forgotten': women poets of the thirties -- buried tradition -- Taking sides: women and political poetry -- 'The men who die': women poets remembering the Great War -- Women poets and the Audenesque style: Naomi Mitchison and Stevie Smith -- Irony and tradition: Ruth Pitter and Sylvia Townsend Warner -- Traditional lyrics: E.J. Scovell, Valentine Ackland and others -- 5. Parables of the past: a reading of some anti-Fascist historical novels -- Realism versus fantasy? -- Lukacs, Marxist humanism and other stories -- present in the past: Jack Lindsay and Sylvia Townsend Warner -- Sexuality and socialism: Naomi Mitchison -- Listening to Minna: Sylvia Townsend Warner and historical realism -- 6. Collective and individual memory: Black Lamb and Grey Falcon -- 'typical Englishwoman' and her hybrid book -- Collective memory and the grand narratives -- Black lamb and grey falcon -- Micro-narrative: Rebecca West's own journey -- Writer as subject: diary versus book.
Note English.
ISBN 0203359453
0415068924 (hbk.)
9780415068925 (hbk.)
0415068932 (pbk.)
9780415068932 (pbk.)
0203372018 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780203372012 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
OCLC # 226376647
Additional Format Print version: Montefiore, Jan. Men and women writers of the 1930s. London ; New York : Routledge, 1996 (DLC) 96001885

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