Modernism, Daily Time and Everyday Life

Randall, B. (2007) Modernism, Daily Time and Everyday Life. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521879842

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Abstract

Bryony Randall explores the twin concepts of daily time and of everyday life through the writing of several major modernist authors. The book begins with a contextualising chapter on the psychologists William James and Henri Bergson. It goes on to devote chapters to Dorothy Richardson, Gertrude Stein, H. D. and Virginia Woolf. These experimental writers, she argues, reveal everyday life and daily time as rich and strange, not simply a banal backdrop to more important events. Moreover, Randall argues that paying attention to the everyday and daily time can be politically empowering and subversive. The specific social and cultural context of the early twentieth century is one in which the concept of daily time is particularly strongly challenged. By examining Modernism’s engagement with or manifestation of this notion of daily time, she reveals a totally new perspective on their concerns and complexities.

Item Type:Books
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Randall, Dr Bryony
Authors: Randall, B.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PR English literature
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISBN:9780521879842
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