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A Shrinking Island:
Modernism and National Culture in England
Jed Esty

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix
INTRODUCTION
Late Modernism and the Anthropological Turn 1
ONE
Modernism and Metropolitan Perception in England 23
The Other Side of the Hedge 23
"A Planet Full of Scraps" 28
Englishness as/vs.Modernity 31
Autoethnography and the Romance of Retrenchment 36
Modernist Valedictions circa 1940 46
TWO
Insular Rites: Virginia Woolf and the Late Modernist Pageant-Play 54
Amnesia in Fancy Dress: Pageants for a New Century 56
"A Little Nucleus of Eternity ": J. C. Powys's A Glastonbury Romance 62
Rebuilding the Ruined House: T. S. Eliot's The Rock 70
"Innocent Island ": E.M. Forster's Passage to England 76
Island Stories and Modernist Ends in Between the Acts 85
THREE
Insular Time: T.S. Eliot and Modernism's English End 108
The Antidiasporic Imagination 108
Metropolitan Standard Time 112
Anglocentric Revivals 117
Notes from a Shrinking Island 127
Four Quartets and the Chronotope of Englishness 135
FOUR
Becoming Minor 163
The Keynesian National Object: Late Modernism and The General Theory 166
Local Color: English Cultural Studies as Home Anthropology 182
Ethnography in Reverse:(Post)colonial Writers in Fifties England 198
Conclusion: Minority Culture and Minor Culture 215
NOTES 227
INDEX 277

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