ENG 227 Modern British Fiction

Michael Gorra, T Th 10:30 AM-11:50 AM

We're going to read a selection of masterworks from 1900 until around 1960, books chosen to give us a sense of the range and complexity of British fiction in the first part of the 20th century.  We'll look at the changes wrought by modernist experimentation, which some readers, critics, and even writers, thought might kill the novel dead; and then at its recovery and continued life.  Readings as follows:

Conrad, Lord Jim

Joyce, Dubliners

Lawrence, Selected Stories

Ford, The Good Soldier

Woolf, To the Lighthouse

Forster, A Passage to India

Waugh, Vile Bodies

Bowen, The Heat of the Day

Greene, The End of the Affair


Lessing, The Golden Notebook