Loss and Mourning in the Twentieth Century
Examines the persistence of modernism into the twenty-first century, and argues for its continued relevance in relation to contemporary traumas.
Introduction: 'The captivating spell of the past'; Part I. War, Time, Trauma: 1. Woolf's resilience; 2. Stein's shame; 3. H.D.'s wars; Part II. The Modernist Patch: 4. Pictures, arguments, and empathy; 5. The promise and peril of metic intimacy; 6. Orpheus, AIDS, and The Hours; Epilogue: towards a survivable public mourning.