Modernism, Narrative and Humanism

October 30, 2020
Modernism, Narrative and Humanism

Paul Sheehan attempts to redefine Modernist narrative for thetwenty-first century. According to Sheehan, Modernism presents amajor form of critique of the fundamental presumptions of humanism.By pairing key Modernist writers with philosophical critics of thehumanist tradition, he shows how Modernists sought to discoverhumanism's inhuman potential. He reveals the crucial link betweenthe Modernist novel's narrative concerns and its philosophicalorientation in a book that will be of interest to scholars ofModernism and literary theory.