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Finding a Way Back Home from War: English Literature after 1918

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All welcome to this free event. Refreshments served from 5.30 and a wine reception will follow.

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World War I was seen by many writers working from 1914 to 1930 as a cultural as well as a political crisis -- as the culmination and damnation of traditional Western culture. This disillusionment led to the experimental art practices that, borrowing a term from military strategy, became known collectively as the avant-garde. This talk looks at the role that literature played in supporting World War I, and focuses upon the radical critiques of European culture it provoked, in high modernist works by such writers as Ezra Pound, Mina Loy, T. S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf and James Joyce.

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