Understanding Anthony Powell, Paperback / softback Book

Understanding Anthony Powell Paperback / softback


Nicholas Birns offers readings of Anthony Powell's entire oeuvre, including the novels Afternoon Men, Venusberg, and The Fisher King, and his journals, which appeared in print between 1995 and 1997.

Birns takes a global view of Powell's corpus, situating his works in context and explaining his place among the second generation of British modernists.

Birns adds to the understanding of how Powell and his compatriots pioneered a "next wave" modernism in which experimentation and traditional narrative combined in a sustainable mode.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 408 pages
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
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  • Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9781611170511


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