1913: The Cradle of Modernism by Jean-Michael Rabaté

By Jean-Michael Rabaté

This leading edge ebook places modernist literature in its cultural, highbrow, and international context, in the framework of the 12 months 1913.Broadens the research of canonical texts and inventive occasions by way of displaying their cultural and worldwide parallels Examines a couple of simultaneous inventive, literary, and political endeavours together with these of Yeats, Pound, Joyce, Du Bois and Stravinsky Explores Pound's Personae subsequent to Apollinaire's Alcools and Rilke's Spanish Trilogy, Edith Wharton's The customized of the rustic subsequent to Proust's Swann's manner

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His solutions are very close in spirit to those of the first Viennese school – the wish to let the inner life of chords control harmony and risk slipping out of it, by using chromatic, dissonant, or atonal chords that work their way to build a fully integrated musical structure. The irony is that most contemporaries, at least before the war, thought that Ives was simply untutored, a cranky amateur who did not know the rules of harmony and counterpoint, whereas he was desperately trying to bypass these.

Toklas: The performance began. No sooner had it commenced when the excitement began. The scene now so well known with its brilliantly coloured background now not all extraordinary, outraged the Paris audience. No sooner did the music begin and the dancing than they began to hiss. The defenders began to applaud. 8 Valentine Gross gives a similar account of the premiere: The theatre seemed to be shaken by an earthquake. It seemed to shudder. People shouted insults, howled and whistled, drowning the music.

The ballet was astoundingly beautiful. ” – to cue his dancers, and the idea of seeing a virgin sacrificed to a sun-god under the watchful gaze of the elders after a number of ritual dances was enough to stun a polite audience in 1913. But 26 the new in the arts by the third performance the fracas had subsided, and the audience could enjoy the show with respectful attention. Almost everybody who was an artist, a poet, or a writer came to see it in those four performances of May and June 1913.

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