The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Volume 6: The Twentieth Century and Beyond
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  • Publication Date: July 31, 2006
  • ISBN: 9781551116143 / 1551116146
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The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Volume 6: The Twentieth Century and Beyond

  • Publication Date: July 31, 2006
  • ISBN: 9781551116143 / 1551116146
  • 1216 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 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. Please see the Volume 6 Table of Contents for the exact location of the split.

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PREFACE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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”
      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, Good-Bye 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
        Pádraic Pearse, “Statement”
  • DOROTHY RICHARDSON
    • About Punctuation
      Journey to Paradise
      “Foreword” to Pilgrimage
  • P.G. WODEHOUSE
    • Honeysuckle Cottage
  • VIRGINIA WOOLF
    • The Mark on the Wall
      Blue & Green
      Kew Gardens
      Mrs. Dalloway in Bond Street
      Modern Fiction
      A Room of One’s Own
    • from “A Sketch of the Past”
      IN CONTEXT: Woolf and Bloomsbury
      IN CONTEXT: Woolf as Writer
      • from Virgina 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”
  • 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
  • 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 Mallarmé,” 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”
  • JEAN RHYS
    • Let Them Call It Jazz
  • 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”
  • 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]
      Musée 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 (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
      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”
  • THE LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND BEYOND: 1945 TO TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
    • The End of the War and the Coming of the Welfare State
      The End of Empire
      From the 1960s to Century’s End
      Ireland, Scotland, Wales
      The New Millennium
      The History of the English Language
  • LEONORA CARRINGTON
    • The Debutante
  • DORIS LESSING
    • To Room Nineteen
      from The Golden Notebook
      • from “Introduction” to the 1971 edition
  • JUDITH WRIGHT
    • Woman to Man
      The Bull
      Woman to Child
      At Cooloola
      Sports Field
      Two Dreamtimes
      from A Human Pattern: Selected Poems
      • “Foreword”
  • P.K. PAGE
    • The Stenographers
      The Landlady
      Ecce Homo
      Stories of Snow
      Young Girls
      After Rain
      Nursing Home
      from “Address at Simon Fraser”
      Planet Earth
      Calgary
  • PENELOPE FITZGERALD
    • The Axe
  • GRAHAM GREENE
    • The Basement Room
      IN CONTEXT: Reflections on Writing and Filmmaking
      • “Preface” to The Fallen Idol
        from “Interview with Marie-Françoise Allain”
  • PHILIP LARKIN
    • Days
      Church Going
      Talking in Bed
      Dockery and Son
      Annus Mirabilis
      High Windows
      This Be the Verse
      Vers de Société
      The Old Fools
      Aubade
  • CONTEXTS: POWER, POLITICS, AND THE BOOK (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • The Case of Mrs Warren’s Profession
      • from An Act for Regulating Theatres, 1943
        Bernard Shaw et al., “The Censorship of Plays”
    • “Not Bloody Likely”: The Case of Pygmalion
      • from Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion, Act 3
    • The Case of Ulysses
      • from Hon. John M. Woolsey, United States District Court, Decision in
        United States of America v. One Book Called “Ulysses”
        from James Joyce, Ulysses, Episode 18: Penelope
    • Publishing “Unnatural Politics”: Bernard Shaw’s Common Sense about the War
      • from Bernard Shaw, Common Sense about the War
    • The Case of J.B. Priestley’s Wartime Broadcasts: “He Gave Us… An Ideology”
      • from “Less Bread and More Taxes”
        from “A Few Words to the Pot-and-Kettle Theorists”
        from “First Anniversary of the War”
        from “Going North”
    • The Case of Lady Chatterley’s Lover
      • from The Obscene Publications Act
        from D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover: Chapter 3
        from Mervyn Griffith-Jones, Address to the Jury, Regina v. Penguin Books Limited
        from Gerald Gardiner, Address to the Jury, Regina V. Penguin Books Limited
        from Dame Rebecca West, Testimony on Behalf of the Defense, Regina v. Penguin Books Limited
        from Sir Allen Lane, Testimony on Behalf of the Defense, Regina v. Penguin Books Limited
    • The Case of The Satanic Verses
  • ALAN SILLITOE
    • The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner
      IN CONTEXT: “Angry Young Men”
      • from John Osborne, A Better Class of Person: An Autobiography
        • Passing Looks at Christmas
  • THOM GUNN
    • The Wound
      Tamer and Hawk
      To His Cynical Mistress
      The Hug
      The Missing
  • HAROLD PINTER
    • The Homecoming
  • TED HUGHES
    • The Thought-Fox
      Pike
      Wodwo
      Theology
      A Childish Prank
      The Seven Sorrows
      Heptonstall Old Church
      You Hated Spain
      Daffodils
  • A.S. BYATT
    • The July Ghost
  • CHINUA ACHEBE
    • The Sacrificial Egg
      from “An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness
  • DEREK WALCOTT
    • A Far Cry from Africa
      Ruins of a Great House
      A Letter from Brooklyn
      from Midsummer
      • 52
  • SEAMUS HEANEY
    • Digging
      Thatcher
      The Wife’s Tale
      The Grauballe Man
      Punishment
      Casualty
      Seeing Things
      Englands of the Mind
  • NGŨGĨ WA THIONG’O
    • from Decolonising the Mind
      • Chapter 3
        Chapter 4
        Chapter 5
  • LES MURRAY
    • An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow
      Bent Water in the Tasmanian Highlands
      The Quality of Sprawl
      Pigs
      The Mare Out on the Road
  • MARGARET ATWOOD
    • Further Arrivals
      Death of a Young Son by Drowning
      The Immigrants
      Later in Belleville: Career
      Daguerreotype Taken in Old Age
      Thoughts from Underground
      A Bus along St. Clair: December
      [you fit into me]
      The Handmaid’s Tale and Oryx and Crake in Context
      IN CONTEXT: Susanna Moodie (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
      • from Susanna Moodie, Roughing It in the Bush
        from Susanna Moodie, Life in the Clearings versus the Bush
  • MICHAEL ONDAATJE
    • Letters & Other Worlds
      Travels in Ceylon (from Running in the Family)
  • TOM STOPPARD
    • Professional Foul
  • CARYL CHURCHILL
    • Top Girls
  • ANGELA CARTER
    • The Bloody Chamber
  • JOHN CLEESE AND GRAHAM CHAPMAN
    • from Monty Python’s Flying Circus
      • Dead Parrot Sketch
        Pet Conversion
        Dirty Hungarian Phrasebook
        Spam
  • SALMAN RUSHDIE
    • Is Nothing Sacred?
  • IAN MCEWAN
    • Last Day of Summer
  • PAUL MULDOON
    • Good Friday, 1971. Driving Westward
      Our Lady of Ardboe
      The Sightseers
      Cherish the Ladies
      Milkweed and Monarch
      The Plot
      Anonymous: Myself and Pangur
  • KAZUO ISHIGURO
    • A Village After Dark
  • HANIF KUREISHI
    • My Son the Fanatic
  • DAVID DABYDEEN
    • Slave Song
      Coolie Odyssey
      from Turner: New and Selected Poems
      • “Preface”
        Turner
  • CAROL ANN DUFFY
    • Stealing
      Adultery
      The Good Teachers
      Drunk
      Mean Time
      Mrs. Lazarus
      Wish
      Rapture
  • DIRECTIONS IN LATE TWENTIETH- AND EARLY TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY POETRY
    • Geoffrey Hill
      • from Mercian Hymns
        A Short History of British India (2)
        from The Triumph of Love
    • Tony Harrison
      • Them & [uz]
        t’Ark
        from V
        from Sonnets for August 1945
        • The Morning After
    • Tom Raworth
      • Out of A Sudden
        Looking for Language
    • David Harsent
      • Art
    • Craig Raine
      • A Martian Sends a Postcard Home
    • Eavan Boland
      • Night Feed
        Anna Liffey
        Listen. This is the Noise of Myth
        Against Love Poetry
    • Veronica Forrest-Thomson
      • Identi-Kit
        Phrase-Book
    • James Fenton
      • A German Requiem
    • Grace Nichols
      • Skanking Englishman Between Trains
        Epilogue
        Love
        White
    • Medbh McGuckian
      • Slips
        The Sofa
        The Dream-Language of Fergus
    • Maggie O’Sullivan
      • from “Starlings”
    • Linton Kwesi Johnson
      • Inglan Is a Bitch
    • Moniza Alvi
      • And If
        How the World Split in Two
    • Jean Binta Breeze
      • earth cries
    • Gwyneth Lewis
      • Mother Tongue
    • Jackie Kay
      • In My Country
        High Lang
    • Simon Armitage
      • The English
        It Could Be You
    • Alice Oswald
      • Wedding
        Woods etc.
    • Caitriona O’Reilly
      • Hide
        A Brief History of Light
  • BERNARDINE EVARISTO
    • from Lara
      • One (1949, Taiwo)
  • JEANETTE WINTERSON
    • Lives of Saints
  • ZADIE SMITH
    • Hanwell in Hell

APPENDICES

Reading Poetry

Maps

Monarchs and Prime Ministers of Great Britain

Glossary of Terms

Texts and Contexts: Chronological Chart (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

Bibliography (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

Permissions Acknowledgements

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 Virginia

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