Category: Modernism

Einstein's Wake: Relativity, Metaphor, and Modernist by Michael H. Whitworth

By Michael H. Whitworth

Starting with influential points of nineteenth-century physics, Einstein's Wake qualifies the proposal that Einstein on my own used to be chargeable for literary "relativity"; it is going directly to research the effective element of his legacy in literary appropriations of medical metaphors, with specific recognition to Virginia Woolf, D. H. Lawrence, Wyndham Lewis, and T. S. Eliot.

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The White Logic: Alcoholism and Gender in American Modernist by John W. Crowley

By John W. Crowley

The 1st prolonged literary research to take account of contemporary paintings by means of social historians at the temperance circulation, this ebook examines the connection among intoxication and habit in American existence and letters throughout the first half the 20th century. In explaining the transition from Victorian to trendy paradigms of heavy ingesting, Crowley makes a speciality of consultant fictions via W. D. Howells (The Landlord at Lion's Head), Jack London (John Barleycorn), Ernest Hemingway (The sunlight additionally Rises), F. Scott Fitzgerald (Tender Is the Night), John O'Hara (Appointment in Samarra), Djuna Barnes (Nightwood), and Charles Jackson (The misplaced Weekend).

Crowley considers the ancient formation of "alcoholism" and prior strategies of routine drunkenness and their pertaining to the social development of gender roles. He additionally defines the "drunk narrative," a method of fiction that expresses the conjunction of modernism and alcoholism in a pervasive ideology of despair―the White good judgment of John Barleycorn, London's nihilistic lord of the spirits.

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Sublime Noise: Musical Culture and the Modernist Writer by Josh Epstein

By Josh Epstein

When Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring premiered in Paris in 1913, the group rioted based on the tough dissonance and jarring rhythms of its ranking. This was once noise, now not song. In Sublime Noise, Josh Epstein examines the importance of noise in modernist track and literature. How―and why―did composers and writers comprise the noises of contemporary undefined, conflict, and big-city lifestyles into their work?

Epstein argues that, because the artistic classification engaged with the racket of cityscapes and new media, they reconsidered not only the cultured of track but in addition its cultural results. Noise, in spite of everything, is greater than a sonic type: it's a cultural worth judgment―a approach of abating and categorizing the sounds of a social house or of latest tune. Pulled into discussion with sleek music’s leading edge rhythms, noise signaled the breakdown of art’s autonomy from social life―even the "old favorites" of Beethoven and Wagner took on new cultural meanings while circulated in noisy sleek contexts. using noise additionally unfolded the closed area of artwork to the pressures of exposure and technological mediation.

Building either on literary cultural reports and paintings within the "new musicology," Sublime Noise examines the wealthy fabric dating that exists among song and literature. via shut readings of modernist authors, together with James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Edith Sitwell, E. M. Forster, and Ezra Pound, and composers, together with George Antheil, William Walton, Erik Satie, and Benjamin Britten, Epstein deals a greatly modern account of musical-literary interactions that is going way past natural formalism. This booklet may be of curiosity to students of Anglophone literary modernism and to musicologists attracted to how track used to be given new literary and cultural which means in the course of that advanced interdisciplinary period.

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Strangers at home: American ethnic modernism between the by Rita Keresztesi

By Rita Keresztesi

Strangers at Home reframes the way in which we conceive of the modernist literature that seemed within the interval among the 2 global wars. This provocative paintings indicates physique of texts written by way of ethnic writers in this interval poses a problem to standard notions of the USA and American modernism. through enticing with modernist literary reviews from the views of minority discourse, postcolonial reports, and postmodern conception, Rita Keresztesi questions the validity of modernism's declare to the neutrality of tradition. She argues that literary modernism grew out of a prejudiced, racially biased, and infrequently xenophobic old context that necessitated a politically conservative and slender definition of modernism in the USA. With the altering racial, ethnic, and cultural make-up of the state through the interwar period, literary modernism additionally replaced its shape and content.
Contesting conventional notions of literary modernism, Keresztesi examines American modernism from an ethnic viewpoint within the works of Harlem Renaissance, immigrant, and local American writers. She discusses such authors as Countee Cullen, Nella Larsen, Zora Neale Hurston, Anzia Yezierska, Henry Roth, Josephina Niggli, Mourning Dove, D’Arcy McNickle, and John Joseph Mathews, between others. Strangers at Home makes a persuasive argument for increasing our knowing of the writers themselves in addition to the idea that of modernism because it is at present defined.

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The Geometry of Modernism: The Vorticist Idiom in Lewis, by Miranda B. Hickman

By Miranda B. Hickman

Addressing either the literature and the visible arts of Anglo-American modernism, The Geometry of Modernism recovers a very important improvement of modernism's early years that previously has bought little sustained severe cognizance: the certain idiom composed of geometric kinds and metaphors generated in the early modernist move of Vorticism, shaped in London in 1914. targeting the paintings of Wyndham Lewis, chief of the Vorticist circulate, in addition to Ezra Pound, H.D., and William Butler Yeats, Hickman examines the advanced of causes out of which Lewis before everything solid the geometric lexicon of Vorticism--and then how Pound, H.D., and Yeats later spoke back to it and the values that it encoded, enlisting either the geometric vocabulary and its attendant assumptions and beliefs, in transmuted shape, of their later modernist work.

Placing the genesis and appropriation of the geometric idiom in old context, Hickman explores how regardless of its brevity as a flow, Vorticism actually exerted significant influence on modernist paintings of the years among the wars, in that its geometric idiom enabled modernist writers to articulate their responses to either own and political crises of the Thirties and Forties. trained through large archival learn in addition to remedy of numerous of the least-known texts of the modernist milieu, The Geometry of Modernism clarifies and enriches the legacy of this very important period.

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A Concise Companion to Modernism (Concise Companions to by David Bradshaw

By David Bradshaw

This concise spouse bargains an leading edge method of realizing the Modernist literary brain in Britain, targeting the highbrow and cultural contexts, which formed it. deals an cutting edge method of realizing the Modernist literary brain in Britain. is helping readers to know the highbrow and cultural contexts of literary Modernism. Organised round modern rules corresponding to Freudianism and eugenics instead of literary genres. Relates literary Modernism to the overarching problems with the interval, similar to feminism, imperialism and warfare.

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100 Selected Poems by E. E. Cummings

By E. E. Cummings

E.e. cummings is with no query one of many significant poets of this century, and this quantity, first released in 1959, is quintessential for each lover of contemporary lyrical verse. It comprises 100 of cummings’s wittiest and such a lot profound poems, harvested from thirty-five of the main considerably artistic years in modern American poetry. those poems express all of the awesome lyricism, playfulness, technical ingenuity, and compassion for which cummings is known. They show superbly his extrapolations from conventional poetic constructions and his departures from them, in addition to the original synthesis of lavish imagery and acute inventive precision that has received him the adulation and recognize of critics and poetry fans everywhere.

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Susan Glaspell and Sophie Treadwell: American Modernist by Barbara Ozieblo, Jerry Dickey

By Barbara Ozieblo, Jerry Dickey

Susan Glaspell and Sophie Treadwell provides serious introductions to 2 of the main major American dramatists of the early 20th century. Glaspell and Treadwell led American Theatre from superseded melodrama to the experimentation of significant ecu playwrights like Ibsen, Strindberg and Shaw. this is often the 1st e-book to accommodate Glaspell and Treadwell’s performs from a theatrical, instead of literary, point of view, and offers a accomplished assessment in their paintings from lesser recognized performs to seminal productions of Trifles and Machinal. even if each one lady pursued her personal issues, topics and demeanour of degree creation, this shared quantity underscores the theatrical and cultural stipulations influencing girl playwrights in glossy the United States.

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Beckett and Bion: The (Im)Patient Voice in Psychotherapy and by Ian Miller, Kay Souter

By Ian Miller, Kay Souter

This e-book makes a speciality of Samuel Beckett’s psychoanalytic psychotherapy with W. R. Bion as a relevant element either one of Beckett’s and Bion’s radical modifications of literature and psychoanalysis. the new book of Beckett’s correspondence in the course of the interval of his psychotherapy with Bion offers a foundation for an inventive reconstruction of this psychotherapy, culminating with Bion’s well-known invitation to his sufferer to dinner and a lecture through C.G. Jung. Following from the process this psychotherapy, Miller and Souter hint the improvement of Beckett’s radical use of medical psychoanalytic procedure in his writing, suggesting the advance inside of his characters of a literary-analytic operating via of transference to an idealized auditor identified through quite a few names, it appears in line with Bion. Miller and Souter hyperlink this pursuit to Beckett’s leap forward from prose to drama, because the psychology of projective identity is reworked to actual enactment. in addition they find Bion’s reminiscence and re-working of his medical touch with Beckett, who figures because the 'patient zero' of Bion’s pioneering postmodern psychoanalytic scientific theories.

This studying of Beckett and Bion isn't really easily interpretive yet a development that has arisen from a truly dynamic technique, choked with speculation and shock. faraway from negating different readings, it provides density to the textured realizing of those fantastic thinkers, every one officially in several traces of labor yet joined via what Bion himself may name a 'reciprocal perception' of psychoanalysis. it's reciprocal simply because Beckett reworked psychoanalytic pondering right into a literary style whereas Bion reworked psychoanalytic pondering into approach figuring out. each one applied an identical item, yet with assorted attentions to diversified ends. The constitution of the ebook is split into elements. half I starts off with a biographical advent of Beckett and encompasses a dialogue of Beckett’s early metapsychological monograph, Proust. It offers Beckett’s years in psychotherapy, among 1934 and 193, and addresses the institutional contexts within which this psychotherapy came about, and likewise discusses of Wilfred Bion’s heritage and heritage. half II addresses Beckett’s radical use of unfastened organization as a literary shape and examines Beckett’s Novellas, the Trilogy, and his artistic transition from prose to drama. It concludes with an exploration of Bion’s theoretical use of his paintings with Beckett.

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The Waves by Virginia Woolf

By Virginia Woolf

The Waves, first released in 1931, is Virginia Woolf's such a lot experimental novel. The twenty first Century writer and critic Becky Nordensten has defined The Waves as a "beautiful novel with language and imagery unrivaled in twentieth Century English literature." In 1996, Italian pianist Ludovico Einaudi published a solo piano album "Le Onde" established upon the unconventional.

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