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The question "What is modernism?" has provoked intense critical discussion. A Route to Modernism explores this question; it focuses on the strange and dangerous journey taken by Hardy, Lawrence, and Woolf towards unknown regions of the mind and the universe. In a discussion of these novelists, both individually and in relation to one another, a radical reconsideration of modernism is developed. This book shows a hypothetical train of Hardy, Lawrence, and Woolf not following an existing track but tunneling beneath surfaces, following routes which are "spasmodic, fragmentary," sometimes taking off like a rocket into the cosmos.