The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Volume 6A: The Twentieth Century and Beyond: From 1900 to Mid Century
  • Publication Date: May 22, 2008
  • ISBN: 9781551119236 / 1551119234
  • 756 pages; 7¾" x 9⅜"
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The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Volume 6A: The Twentieth Century and Beyond: From 1900 to Mid Century

  • Publication Date: May 22, 2008
  • ISBN: 9781551119236 / 1551119234
  • 756 pages; 7¾" x 9⅜"

In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations throughout, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials, offering additional perspectives both on individual texts and on larger social and cultural developments. Innovative, authoritative, and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature embodies a consistently fresh approach to the study of literature and literary history.

The full Broadview Anthology of British Literature comprises six bound volumes, together with an extensive website component; the latter has been edited, annotated, and designed according to the same high standards as the bound book component of the anthology, and is accessible through the broadviewpress.come website by using the passcode obtained with the purchase of one or more of the bound volumes.

Highlights of Volume 6: The Twentieth Century and Beyond include: Joseph Conrad’s “The Secret Sharer,” “An Outpost of Progress,” an essay on the Titanic, and a substantial range of background materials, including documents on the exploitation of central Africa that set “An Outpost of Progress” in vivid context; and a large selection of late twentieth and early twenty-first century writers such as Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Zadie Smith.

For the convenience of those whose focus does not extend to the full period covered in the final volume of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature (Volume 6: The Twentieth Century and Beyond), that volume is now available either in its original one-volume format or in this alternative two-volume format, with Volume 6a (The Early Twentieth Century) extending to the end of WWII, and Volume 6b (The Late Twentieth Century and Beyond) covering from WWII into the present century.

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Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction to The Early Twentieth Century: From 1900 to Mid-Century

The Edwardian Period
The World Wars
Marx, Einstein, Freud, and Modernism
The Place of Women
Avant-Garde and Mass Culture
Sexual Orientation
Ireland
Ideology and Economics in the 1930s and 1940s
The Literature of the 1930s and 1940s
Literature and Empire
The English Language in the Early Twentieth Century

History of the Language and of Print Culture

THOMAS HARDY

Hap
Neutral Tones
The Darkling Thrush
The Ruined Maid
A Broken Appointment
Shut Out That Moon
The Convergence of the Twain
Channel Firing
The Voice
Transformations
In Time of “The Breaking of Nations”
The Photograph
During Wind and Rain
The Oxen
Going and Staying
In Context: Hardy’s Reflections on the Writing of Poetry

ALICE MEYNELL

A Father of Women
The Threshing Machine
Reflections: (1) In Ireland
Reflections: (2) In Othello
Reflections: (3) In Two Poets

BERNARD SHAW

Mrs Warren’s Profession

In Context: Shaw’s Prefaces

from “Preface” to Plays Unpleasant
from “Preface” to Mrs Warren’s Profession

In Context: The Profession of Prostitution

from William Acton, “Prostitution Considered in its Moral, Social, and Sanitary Aspects,” in London and Other Large Cities
Selected Illustrations

JOSEPH CONRAD

An Outpost of Progress
“Preface” to The Nigger of the “Narcissus”
The Secret Sharer
from “Some Reflections on the Loss of the Titanic”
In Context: “The Vilest Scramble for Loot” in Central Africa

from William G. Stairs, Diaries
from Henry Morgan Stanley, “Speech Given to the Lotus Club, New York”
from Henry Morgan Stanley, In Darkest Africa
from Joseph Chamberlain, “Speech to the House of Commons” (6 August 1901)
from Roger Casement, Congo Report

In Context: Conrad As Seen By His Contemporaries

In Context: Miscommunication at Sea

from Joseph Conrad, The Mirror of the Sea: Memories and Impressions

A.E. HOUSMAN

Loveliest of Trees
To an Athlete Dying Young
Terence, This Is Stupid Stuff
The Chestnut Casts His Flambeaux
Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries

EDWARD THOMAS

Tears
The Owl
Rain

SIEGFRIED SASSOON

They
Glory of Women
Everyone Sang
from Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

RUPERT BROOKE

Clouds
The Dead
The Soldier
The Great Lover

ISAAC ROSENBERG

Break of Day in the Trenches
Dead Man’s Dump
Louse Hunting
Returning, We Hear the Larks

WILFRED OWEN

Arms and the Boy
Dulce et Decorum Est
Anthem for Doomed Youth
Strange Meeting
Futility
Letters

To Susan Owen, 7 January 1917
To Susan Owen, 10 January 1917
To Susan Owen, 16 January 1917
To Colin Owen, 2 March 1917
To Susan Owen, [?16] May 1917
To Susan Owen, 18 May 1917
To Susan Owen, 23 May 1917
To Susan Owen, 22 August 1917
To Tom Owen, 26 August 1917
To Mary Owen, 29 August 1917
To Susan Owen, 4 (or 6) October 1918
To Susan Owen, 8 October 1918
To Susan Owen, 29 October 1918
To Susan Owen, 31 October 1918

CONTEXTS: WAR AND REVOLUTION

from Anonymous, “Introduction” to Songs and Sonnets for England in War Time
“In Flanders Fields”: The Poem, and Some Responses

John McCrae, “In Flanders Fields”
John Mitchell, “Reply to In Flanders Fields”
J.A. Armstrong, “Another Reply to In Flanders Fields”
Elizabeth Daryush, “Flanders Fields”

Anonymous, “I Learned to Wash in Shell-Holes”
J.P. Long and Maurice Scott, “Oh! It’s a Lovely War”
Jessie Pope, Selected Poems and Prose
from Rebecca West, “The Cordite Makers”
from Francis Marion Beynon, Aleta Day

from Chapter 24, War

Ivor Gurney, “To His Love”

Vance Palmer, “The Farmer Remembers the Somme”

from Robert Graves, Goodbye to All That

from Chapter 17

from May Wedderburn Cannan, Grey Ghosts and Voices

from “Proceedings” of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee of Soviets of Workers’, Soldiers’, and Peasants’ Deputies

WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS

The Lake Isle of Innisfree
When You Are Old
Who Goes with Fergus?
Adam’s Curse
No Second Troy
Easter 1916
The Wild Swans at Coole
In Memory of Major Robert Gregory
Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen
A Prayer for My Daughter
An Irish Airman Foresees his Death
The Second Coming
Meditations in Time of Civil War
Leda and the Swan
Among School Children
Sailing to Byzantium
The Tower
A Dialogue of Self and Soul
Byzantium
For Anne Gregory
Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop
Lapis Lazuli
The Circus Animals’ Desertion
Under Ben Bulben

In Context: Yeats on Poetic Inspiration

from “The Symbolism of Poetry”
from “Four Years”
from “Introduction” to A Vision

In Context: The Struggle for Irish Independence

Poblacht na h-Eireann: Proclamation of the Irish Republic

Padraic Pearse, “Statement”

H.G. WELLS

The New Accelerator
The Star
In Context: Wells’s Non-Fiction

from H.G. Wells, The Extinction of Man: Some Speculative Suggestions

SAKI (H.H. MUNRO)

Tobermory

DOROTHY RICHARDSON

About Punctuation

Journey to Paradise

“Foreword” to Pilgrimage

ROBERT SERVICE

The Cremation of Sam McGee

E.M. FORSTER

The Machine Stops
The Road from Colonus
from “What I Believe”

P.G. WODEHOUSE

Honeysuckle Cottage

VIRGINIA WOOLF
Monday or Tuesday
A Haunted House
A Society
Monday or Tuesday
An Unwritten Novel
The String Quartet
Blue & Green
Kew Gardens
The Mark on the Wall
Mrs. Dalloway in Bond Street
from “On Re-reading Novels”
from “How it Strikes a Contemporary”
Modern Fiction
from A Room of One’s Own
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
from “A Sketch of the Past”
In Context: Woolf and Bloomsbury
In Context: Woolf as Writer
from Virginia Woolf, A Writer’s Diary
from E.M. Forster, “Review of ‘Kew Gardens’”
from unsigned “Review of ‘Kew Gardens’”
from W.L. Courtney, “Review of Jacob’s Room”

CONTEXTS: GENDER AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION

from Edward Carpenter, Love’s Coming of Age

“The Intermediate Sex”

from Havelock Ellis, Sexual Inversion

from Chapter 3, Sexual Inversion in Men

from Chapter 4, Sexual Inversion in Women

from Chapter 5, The Nature of Sexual Inversion

from Grant Allen, “Woman’s Place in Nature”

from Cicely Hamilton, Marriage as a Trade

Female Suffrage

Anonymous, [“There Was a Small Woman Called G”]

from Emmeline Pankhurst, My Own Story

from Marie Stopes, Married Love

from Virginia Woolf, Orlando

from George Orwell, “Boys’ Weeklies”

from Frank Richard, “Frank Richard Replies to George Orwell”

from Robert Roberts, The Classic Slum

from E.M. Forster, “Terminal Note” to Maurice

from Virginia Woolf, “Old Bloomsbury”

JAMES JOYCE

Eveline

Araby

The Dead

Ivy Day in the Committee Room

A Little Cloud

The Boarding House

from Ulysses

Chapter 13, Nausicaa

In Context: Joyce’s Dublin

In Context: Beckett and Joyce

from Samuel Beckett, “Dante…Bruno. Vico…Joyce”

D.H. LAWRENCE

Tortoise Shout

Snake

Bavarian Gentians

The Prussian Officer

Odour of Chrysanthemums

The Hopi Snake Dance

Why the Novel Matters

CONTEXTS: WORK AND WORKING-CLASS LIFE

from George Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier
from “A Debate Between G.B. Shaw and G.K. Chesterton, Chaired by Hilaire Belloc”

from Robert Roberts, The Classic Slum

KATHERINE MANSFIELD

Bliss

The Garden Party

Miss Brill

Daughters of the Late Colonel

T.S. ELIOT

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Preludes

Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a Cigar

Gerontion

The Waste Land

Journey of the Magi

Marina

Burnt Norton

Tradition and the Individual Talent

The Metaphysical Poets

In Context: T.S. Eliot and Anti-Semitism

CONTEXTS: ELIOT, POUND, AND THE VORTEX OF MODERNISM

from Jules Huret, “Interview with Stephane Mallarme,” L’Echo de Paris

Imagist and Futurist Poetry: A Sampling

T.E. Hulme

Autumn

Ezra Pound

In a Station of the Metro

Alba

L’Art, 1910

H.D.

Oread

The Pool

Mina Loy

from “Three Moments in Paris”

1. One O’Clock at Night

from “Love Songs”

Imagism and Vorticism

from F.S. Flint, “Imagisme,” Poetry Magazine

from Ezra Pound, “A Few Don’ts By an Imagiste,” Poetry

from Ezra Pound, “Vorticism,” Gaudier-Brzeska

from Virginia Woolf, “Character in Fiction”

Reactions to the Poems of T.S. Eliot

from Arthur Waugh, “The New Poetry,” Quarterly Review

from Ezra Pound, “Drunken Helots and Mr. Eliot,” The Egoist

from unsigned “Review,” Literary World

from unsigned “Review,” New Statesman

from Conrad Aiken, “Diverse Realists,” Dial

from May Sinclair, “Prufrock and Other Observations: A Criticism,” Little Review

from “Review of the First Issue of The Criterion,” The Times Literary Supplement

from Gilbert Seldes, “Review,” The Nation

from I.A. Richards, Principles of Literary Criticism

from Douglas LePan, “Personality of the Poet: Some Recollections of T.S. Eliot”

HUGH MacDIARMID

Another Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries

In the Children’s Hospital

from In Memoriam James Joyce

We Must Look at the Harebell

JEAN RHYS

Let them Call It Jazz

DAVID JONES

from In Parenthesis

from “Preface”
from Part 7, The Five Unmistakable Marks

from The Sleeping Lord

ROBERT GRAVES

The Cool Web
Down, Wanton, Down!
Recalling War

NANCY CUNARD

from Jamaica: The Negro Island
from The White Man’s Duty

from “Preface”

ELIZABETH BOWEN

The Demon Lover
Oh, Madam…

STEVIE SMITH

Mother, Among the Dustbins
The River God
Not Waving but Drowning
The New Age
Away, Melancholy
The Blue from Heaven
Pretty

GEORGE ORWELL

from Homage to Catalonia
Politics and the English Language
Shooting an Elephant
In Context: Elephants in Asia

SAMUEL BECKETT

Whoroscope
from Texts for Nothing
The Calmative
Imagination Dead Imagine
Krapp’s Last Tape

W.H. AUDEN

[O what is that sound]
[At last the secret is out]
[Funeral Blues]
Spain 1937
[Lullaby]
[As I walked out one evening]
Musee des Beaux Arts
In Memory of W.B. Yeats
September 1, 1939
from The Sea and the Mirror [Song of the Master and Boatswain]
The Shield of Achilles
“The Truest Poetry is the Most Feigning”
In Context: Auden on the Nature and Craft of Poetry

from Writing

CONTEXTS: WORLD WAR II

Winston Churchill, Speeches to the House of Commons

from “Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat” (13 May 1940)
from “We Shall Fight on the Beaches” (4 June 1940)
from “Their Finest Hour” (18 June 1940)

from Harold Nicholson, The War Years: 1939-1945
from Charles Ritchie, The Siren Years
Ross Parker and Hughie Charles, “We’ll Meet Again”
Nat Burton and Walter Kent, “The White Cliffs of Dover”
Anonymous, Fucking Tobruk
from John Lehmann, “Foreword” to The Penguin New Writing
David Campbell, “Men in Green”
Keith Douglas, “Vergissmeinnicht”
from Henry Reed, Lessons of War

1. Naming of Parts

Douglas LePan

“Below Monte Cassino”
“The Haystack”

Life at Home
Anti-Semitism and World War II

from Ezra Pound, “Speech to the English”
from George Orwell, “Anti-Semitism in Britain”
from Rebecca West, “Greenhouse with Cyclamens”
from George Bernard Shaw, “The Unavoidable Subject”

APPENDICES

Reading Poetry

Maps

Monarchs and Prime Ministers of Great Britain

Glossary of Terms

Texts and Contexts: A Chronological Chart

Bibliography

Permissions Acknowledgments

Index of First Lines

Index of Authors and Titles

General Editors:

Joseph Black, University of Massachusetts
Leonard Conolly, Trent University
Kate Flint, University of Southern California
Isobel Grundy, University of Alberta
Don LePan, Broadview Press
Roy Liuzza, University of Tennessee
Jerome J. McGann, University of Virginia
Anne Lake Prescott, Barnard College
Barry V. Qualls, Rutgers University
Claire Waters, University of California, Davis

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