Ulysses199807291922 was the annus mirabilis of literary modernism - the year in which James Joyce's `Ulysses', T S Eliot's `The Waste Land' and Virginia Woolf's early experimental novel `Jacob's Room' were all first published.

Three-quarters of a century on, Valentine Cunningham reconsiders the meaning of modernism.

He explores the origins of these works after the First World War and talks to writers like Martin Amis, Michele Roberts and David Lodge about their impact.