At the Violet Hour: Modernism and Violence in England and Ireland
’89. Oxford University Press, 2012. The author argues that no single literary movement was more powerfully shaped by violence than modernism, which emerged as an imaginative response to the devastating events that defined the period, including the chaos of anarchist bombings, World War I, the Irish uprising, and the Spanish Civil War. Combining historical detail with resourceful readings of fiction, poetry, journalism, photographs, and other cultural materials, this book explores the intimacy between modernist aesthetics and violence in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.