Modernism, Male Friendship, and the First World War

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Cole examines the rich literary and cultural history of masculine intimacy in the twentieth century. She shows that the terrain of masculine fellowship provides an important context for understanding key literary features of the modernist period. She foregrounds such crucial themes as the broken friendships that permeate Forster's fictions, Lawrence's desperate urge to make culture out of blood brotherhood and the intense bereavement of the war poet. Cole argues that these dramas of compelling and often tortured male friendship have helped to define a particular voice within the literary canon.
 

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Contents

Forsters classical
21
Conradian alienation and imperial intimacy
92
friendship
138
D H Lawrence and
185
Notes
252
Index
292
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Sarah Cole is Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the Columbia University. Her articles have appeared in Modern Fiction Studies and ELH.

Sarah Cole is Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the Columbia University. Her articles have appeared in Modern Fiction Studies and ELH.

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