© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/156852908X357416 Religion and the Arts 12 (2008) 569–584 www.brill.nl/rart RELIGION and the ARTS Review Essay Milk and Honey, Hope and Glory: Anti-Modernism, Nostalgia, and Englishness in Twentieth-Century Britain Kevin J. Gardner Baylor University Betjeman, Sir John. Tennis Whites and Teacakes . Ed. Stephen Games. Lon- don: John Murray, 2007. Pp. 464. £16.99 cloth. Nicolson, Juliet. Th e Perfect Summer: England 1911, Just Before the Storm . New York: Grove Press, 2007. Pp. 304 + 35 illustrations. $25.00 cloth. Stanford, Peter. C Day-Lewis: A Life . London and New York: Continuum Publishing, 2007. Pp. x + 368 + 22 illustrations. $32.95 cloth. Waugh, Alexander. Fathers and Sons: An Autobiography of a Family . New York: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2007. Pp. 473 + 43 illustrations. $27.50 cloth. * F our new biographical portraits—one of a man, one of a family, one of an age, and one of a nation—provide the opportunity to consider the twentieth century from perspectives antithetical and even hostile to the monolith of Modernism. Th e devastations of the Great War surely gave license in part to the philosophical underpinnings of the Modernist move- ment. However, nostalgia for the world
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