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Modernism and After

 
Munir (Author)
Synopsis This book makes an attempt to unravel the complexity of the concept of Modernism, exploring its numerous definitions, cultural factors, scope, nature, period, locale, and major characteristics. Divided into seven chapters, the book mainly pivots on the omnipresent effect of modernism in English poetry through a welter of overlapping artistic, visual and architectural movements imbued with the spirit of changed sensibility in the early decades of the twentieth century. The worth-mentioning avant-gradeisms included herein are - dadaism, cubism, futurism, surrealism and expressionism. He study also elucidates the concept of history, myth, and existentialism imbibed by the modernist literary texts lending an eaesthetic beauty. In the end the book dwells upon her most fashionable term, Postmodernism, in the academic world. With its definitions, extent, dimensions and cultural theories, the main postmodernist literary characteristics also occupy a due place. Shorn of all literary pretensions, the book primarily lays bare the recurring problems related to the understanding of Modernism and Postmodernism to the Indian Scholars.
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About the author

Munir

Munir (1962) -is reader and head in the Dept. of English at Shibli national College, Azamgarh. He is also a Visiting associate at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. A Number of times, e has also been a recipient of fellowship Grant by Indo-American center for International Studies, Hyderabad. He is the author of Horizons of faith: Humanist Vision in his Plays (1996), An Autopsy on English Literature (1998), and some articles. His current interests center upon he twentieth century literary theories.

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Bibliographic information

Title Modernism and After
Author Munir
Format Hardcover
Date published: 16.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8184350228
length xx+183p.