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By Simon Joyce

This ebook argues that the heritage of literary modernism is inextricably hooked up with naturalism. Simon Joyce strains a posh reaction between aesthetes to the paintings of Émile Zola on the flip of the century, getting better naturalism's assumed compatibility with impressionism as a vital reason for their ambivalence. Highlighting a little-studied pressure of reflexive naturalism within which Zola's mode of analytical remark is became upon the authors themselves, Joyce means that the confluence of naturalism and impressionism shaped the precondition for so-called stream-of-consciousness writing. This kind served to persuade not just the paintings of canonical modernists resembling Joyce and Woolf but additionally that of lesser-known writers corresponding to George Moore, Sarah Grand, and George Egerton.

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