The first in a three-volume sequence, this book covers the period between 1900 and 1929, providing a perceptive and thorough analysis of British literature within its historical, cultural and artistic context. It identifies the crucial, interwoven relationships between literature and the visual arts, modern poetry, popular fiction, journalism, cinema, music and radio. Much factual detail and a literary chronology guide the reader through the text.
Series Preface List of contributors Chronology Introduction 1. The Poets: Georgians, Imagists and others 2. The novel as art form 3. Popular fiction and middle-brow taste 4. Theatre: roots of the new 5. British newspapers in the early 20th century 6. John Reith and the rise of radio 7. British cinema: from cottage industry to mass entertainment 8. The change and continuity 9. The world of popular music 10. The new technological age Index