20th-Century Fiction

Drawing of Joseph Conrad.

Joseph Conrad. (Illustration courtesy of Barbara Thorburn.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

21L.485

As Taught In

Fall 2002

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Description

Tradition and innovation in representative fiction of the early modern period. Recurring themes: the role of the artist in the modern period, the representation of psychological and sexual experience, the virtues (and defects) of the aggressively experimental character of so many modern books. Works by such writers as Conrad, Kipling, Isaac Babel, Kafka, James, Lawrence, Mann, Ford Madox Ford, Joyce, Woolf, Faulkner, and Nabokov.

Thorburn, David. 21L.485 20th-Century Fiction, Fall 2002. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/literature/21l-485-20th-century-fiction-fall-2002 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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