Modernism and World War II

@inproceedings{Mackay2007ModernismAW,
  title={Modernism and World War II},
  author={Marina Mackay},
  year={2007}
}
Introduction: modernism beyond the Blitz 1. Virginia Woolf and the pastoral Patria 2. Rebecca West's anti-Bloomsbury Group 3. The situational politics of Four Quartets 4. The neutrality of Henry Green 5. Evelyn Waugh and the ends of minority culture Coda: national historiography after the post-War settlement Bibliography. 
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