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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (Aug. 22 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192804413
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192804419
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 0.6 x 11.4 cm
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A useful introduction, as lucid and engaging as it is concise. / Peter Blair, University of Chester

About the Author

Professor Christopher Butler is Professor of English Language and Literature at Christ Church College, University Oxford. His many publications include Early Modernism: Literature, Music, and Painting in Europe, 1900-1916 (OUP, 1994), Interpretation, Deconstruction, and Ideology (OUP, 1984), and Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2002).

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9b65e030) out of 5 stars 13 reviews
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HASH(0x9b549c18) out of 5 stars Helpful and interesting introduction June 7 2012
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This is a good quick introduction. A good supplement to a course on modernist literature or art. What is important is that it shows the Modernist project as something that encompassed art, literature, psychology, science, and politics--in other words, it contextualizes the movement.
HASH(0x9b549e64) out of 5 stars Very good comprehensive introduction to Modernism Dec 30 2015
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Very good comprehensive introduction to Modernism. Only not too helpful for me at the moment becasue I was looking for something more specific. Butler has this wonderful ability to make connections between the arts. He constructs a bigger picture of the Modern movement where many forms are interlinked, influenced and informed one another. He also has a longer book Early Modernism that might be more helpful if you are looking for indepth and moe detailed discussions.
HASH(0x9b549e28) out of 5 stars RK Wright Oct. 13 2014
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Excellent intro to a complicated subject. Much superior to other more well-known -- and wordier -- attempts at explaining modernism.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b54c138) out of 5 stars What more could you want July 22 2012
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This book is everything it claims to be. It's a short but relatively comprehensive introduction to its subject matter that you could easily read in one sitting, maybe while out on your back porch on a day off. You learn enough of the subject matter that, while you may not have a full understanding of it, you'll at least be able to follow along with a conversation about it.
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As advertised.