0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts

Not currently available

Modernism and Eugenics - Woolf, Eliot, Yeats, and the Culture of Degeneration (Book)
Modernism and Eugenics - Woolf, Eliot, Yeats, and the Culture of Degeneration (Book): Donald J. Childs

Modernism and Eugenics - Woolf, Eliot, Yeats, and the Culture of Degeneration (Book)

Donald J. Childs

 (sign in to rate)

Bookmark and Share

We don't currently have any sources for this product. If you add this item to your wish list we will let you know when it becomes available.

In Modernism and Eugenics, Donald Childs shows how Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, and W. B. Yeats believed in eugenics, the science of race improvement, and adapted this scientific discourse to the language and purposes of the modern imagination. Childs traces the impact of the eugenics movement on such modernist works as Mrs Dalloway, A Room of One's Own, The Waste Land, and Yeats's late poetry and early plays. The language of eugenics moves, he claims, between public discourse and personal perspectives. It informs Woolf's theorisation of woman's imagination; in Eliot's poetry, it pictures as a nightmare the myriad contemporary eugenical threats to humankind's biological and cultural future. And for Yeats, it becomes integral to his engagement with the occult and his commitment to Irish Nationalism. This is an original study of a controversial theme which reveals the centrality of eugenics in the life and work of several major modernist writers.

General

Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: November 2001
Authors: Donald J. Childs
Format: Book
ISBN-13: 978-0-511-01785-8
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > General
LSN: 0-511-01785-5
Barcode: 9780511017858

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners