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Author Esty, Joshua, 1967-

Title Unseasonable youth : modernism, colonialism, and the fiction of development / Jed Esty
Published New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (xv, 282 pages)
Series Modernist literature & culture
Modernist literature & culture.
Contents Introduction. Scattered souls: the bildungsroman and colonial modernity; after the novel of progress; Kipling's imperial time; genre, history, and the trope of youth; modernist subjectivity and the world-system -- "National-historical time" from Goethe to George Eliot -- Youth/death: Schreiner and Conrad in the contact zone -- Souls of men under capitalism: Wilde, Wells, and the anti-novel -- Tropics of youth in Woolf and Joyce -- Virgins of empire: the antidevelopmental plot in Rhys and Bowen -- Conclusion: alternative modernity and autonomous youth after 1945
Summary 'Unseasonable Youth' examines a range of modernist-era fictions that cast doubt on the ideology of progress through the figure of stunted or endless adolescence
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism
English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Modernism (Literature) -- Great Britain
Bildungsromans, English -- History and criticism
Youth in literature.
Adolescence in literature.
Progress in literature.
Colonies in literature.
Imperialism in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Adolescence in literature
Bildungsromans, English
Colonies in literature
English fiction
Imperialism in literature
Modernism (Literature)
Progress in literature
Youth in literature
Imperialismus Motiv
Modernism -- Great Britain.
Coming of age in literature.
Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900.
Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers.
Literary studies: c 1900 to c 2000.
Literature: history & criticism.
United Kingdom, Great Britain.
Great Britain
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199857975