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John Buchan and the idea of modernity

Kate Macdonald UGent and Nathan Waddell (2013) Literary texts and the popular marketplace.
abstract
This is an edited collection of essays on the work and writings of John Buchan (1875-1940) in relation to contemporary ideas of modernity, to be positioned alongside other works in the series that address the interface between the marketplace and the literary producer. The book explores the work of John Buchan, generally considered to be a quintessentially ‘popular’ writer, and his responses to what it means to be modern, both as he himself conceived that idea and as it was imagined by a range of his predecessors and contemporaries with whom he had direct connections or lines of influence. Buchan has yet to be placed in relation to theories of modernity in any detail, and as such this book is designed to fill this critical gap. It takes full account of the breadth and depth of Buchan’s written output, and will make connections between his work and that of other writers of note from his time. Some of the essays are substantially revised versions of presentations given at the conference John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity, which was held at the School of Advanced Studies, Institute of English Studies, in London, 10 July 2010. These supplement other, specially commissioned essays that have been contributed by leading scholars in the field.
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editor
UGent and Nathan Waddell
organization
year
type
bookEditor
publication status
in press
subject
keyword
myth, twentieth-century, popular, fiction, publishing, best-seller, John Buchan, modernity
series title
Literary texts and the popular marketplace
publisher
Pickering & Chatto
place of publication
London, UK
ISBN
978 1 84893 396 5
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
B3
id
2023483
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2023483
date created
2012-02-08 11:17:53
date last changed
2015-04-27 16:20:07
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  editor       = {Macdonald, Kate and Waddell, Nathan},
  isbn         = {978 1 84893 396 5},
  keyword      = {myth,twentieth-century,popular,fiction,publishing,best-seller,John Buchan,modernity},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Pickering \& Chatto},
  series       = {Literary texts and the popular marketplace},
  title        = {John Buchan and the idea of modernity},
  year         = {2013},
}

Chicago
Macdonald, Kate, and Nathan Waddell, eds. 2013. “John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity.” Literary Texts and the Popular Marketplace. London, UK: Pickering & Chatto.
APA
Macdonald, K., & Waddell, N. (Eds.). (2013). John Buchan and the idea of modernity. Literary texts and the popular marketplace. London, UK: Pickering & Chatto.
Vancouver
1.
Macdonald K, Waddell N, editors. John Buchan and the idea of modernity. Literary texts and the popular marketplace. London, UK: Pickering & Chatto; 2013.
MLA
Macdonald, Kate, and Nathan Waddell, eds. “John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity.” Literary texts and the popular marketplace 2013 : n. pag. Print.