Category: Modernism

Late modernism: politics, fiction, and the arts between the by Tyrus Miller

By Tyrus Miller

Tyrus Miller breaks new floor during this examine of early twentieth-century literary and creative tradition. while modernism reviews have quite often focused on the very important early levels of the modernist rebellion, Miller makes a speciality of the turbulent later years of the Twenties and Nineteen Thirties, monitoring the dissolution of modernism within the interwar years.In the post-World warfare I reconstruction and the global drawback that undefined, Miller argues, new technological media and the social forces of mass politics opened fault traces in person and collective event, undermining the cultural bases of the modernist stream. He indicates how overdue modernists tried to find methods of occupying this new and sometimes harmful cultural area. In doing so that they laid naked the break of the modernist aesthetic even as they transcended its limits.In his wide-ranging theoretical and old dialogue, Miller relates advancements in literary tradition to developments within the visible arts, cultural and political feedback, mass tradition, and social historical past. He excavates Wyndham Lewis's hidden borrowings from Al Jolson's The Jazz Singer; situates Djuna Barnes among the imagery of high fashion and the intellectualism of Duchamp; uncovers Beckett's affinities with Giacometti's surrealist sculptures and the Bolshevik clowns Bim-Bom; and considers Mina Loy as either visionary author and clothier of ornamental lampshades. Miller's full of life and fascinating readings of tradition during this turbulent interval demonstrate its remarkable anticipation of our personal postmodernity.

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Afterlives of Modernism: Liberalism, Transnationalism, and by John Carlos Rowe

By John Carlos Rowe

In instances of liberal melancholy it is helping to have anyone like John Carlos Rowe placed issues into standpoint, as a consequence, with a set of essays that asks the query, “Must we throw out liberalism’s successes with the neoliberal bathwater?” Rowe first lays out a family tree of early twentieth-century modernists, resembling Gertrude Stein, John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, and Ralph Ellison, with an eye fixed towards stressing their transnationally engaged liberalism and their efforts to introduce into the literary avant-garde the worries of politically marginalized teams, even if outlined through race, category, or gender. the second one a part of the amount contains essays at the works of Harper Lee, Thomas Berger, Louise Erdrich, and Philip Roth, emphasizing the continuity of efforts to symbolize family political and social issues. whereas severe of the more and more conservative tone of the neoliberalism of the earlier quarter-century, Rowe rescues the price of liberalism’s sympathetic and socially engaged purpose, whilst he criticizes smooth liberalism’s lack of ability to paintings transnationally.

Hardcover is un-jacketed.

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American Modernism: (1910-1945) (Background to American by Roger Lathbury

By Roger Lathbury

A accomplished reference consultant to the modernist move in American literature, this quantity presents a wealth of data on American modernism, the misplaced iteration, modernism within the American novel, the Harlem Renaissance, modernism in poetry and drama, and the literary tradition of the Moderns. Writers coated comprise: Countee Cullen, E. E. Cummings, John Dos Passos, T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sigmund Freud, Robert Frost, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Sinclair Lewis, Eugene O'Neill, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, and extra.

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W.B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, and the Poetry of Paradise by Pound, Ezra; Yeats, W. B.; Pryor, Sean

By Pound, Ezra; Yeats, W. B.; Pryor, Sean

Emphasizing the interaction of aesthetic varieties and spiritual modes, Sean Pryor's formidable learn takes up the perpetually reiterated eager for paradise that includes in the course of the works of W. B. Yeats and Ezra Pound. Yeats and Pound outline poetry by way of paradise and paradise when it comes to poetry, Pryor indicates, and those advanced interconnections essentially form the advance in their artwork. while he maps the shared affects and highbrow pursuits of Yeats and Pound, and highlights these moments while their poetic theories converge, Pryor's dialogue in their poems' profound formal and conceptual changes uncovers the targeted methods each one author imagines the divine, the nice, the attractive, or the pride of wish. all through his examine, Pryor argues that Yeats and Pound reconceive the hunt for paradise as a quest for a brand new form of poetry, a trip that Pryor strains by way of analysing unpublished manuscript drafts and newly released drafts that experience bought little cognizance. For Yeats and Pound, the adventure in the direction of a paradisal poetic turns into a endless quest, right now self-defeating and self-fulfilling - a formula that has implications not just for the paintings of those poets yet for the research of modernist literature

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Tense Future: Modernism, Total War, Encyclopedic Form by Paul K. Saint-Amour

By Paul K. Saint-Amour

We all know that trauma can go away syndromes in its wake. yet can the anticipation of violence be a sort of violence in addition? annoying destiny argues that it can-that twentieth-century warfare applied sciences and practices, really the aerial bombing of inhabitants facilities, brought non-combatants to a coercive and traumatizing expectation. in the course of wartime, civilians braced for the following raid; in the course of peacetime they braced for the following warfare. The pre-traumatic tension they skilled permeates the century's public debates and cultural works. In a sequence of groundbreaking readings, Saint-Amour illustrates how air battle prophets theorized the wounding energy of anticipation, how archive thought replaced path in war's shadow, and the way speculative fiction conjured visions of a civilizational cave in that may finish literacy itself. And during this book's valuable chapters, he exhibits us how Ford Madox Ford, Robert Musil, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and different interwar modernist writers confronted the reminiscence of 1 battle and the possibility of one other, a few via pitting their fictions' encyclopedic scale and formal turbulence opposed to overall battle, others via conceding war's inevitability whereas refusing to lengthy for a politically regressive peace.

Total conflict: a clash that exempts nobody, pushing aside any distinction among soldier and civilian. Tense Future ceaselessly alters our realizing of the idea that of overall conflict by means of tracing its emergence throughout the First global struggle, its incubation in air strength thought among the wars, and primarily its profound partiality. For overall battle, in the course of lots of the 20th century, intended clash among imperial state states; it didn't contain the violence these states usually visited on colonial matters in the course of peacetime. Tacking from side to side among metropole and colony, among global conflict and police motion, Saint-Amour describes the interwar refashioning of an international procedure of violence-production, one who is still mostly intact in our personal second of perpetual interwar.

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Hart Crane : after his lights by Brian M. Reed

By Brian M. Reed

A severe reassessment of the life’s paintings of an enormous American poet.
 
With his suicide in 1932, Hart Crane left in the back of a small physique of work—White Buildings (1926) and The Bridge (1930). but, Crane’s poetry was once championed and debated publicly by way of some of the most outstanding literary and cultural critics of his day, between them Van Wyck Brooks, Kenneth Burke, Robert Graves, Allen Tate, and Edmund Wilson. The Bridge looks in its entirety within the Norton Anthology of yank Literature, and Crane himself has been the topic fresh biographies.

In Hart Crane: After His Lights, Brian Reed undertakes a research of Crane’s poetic output that takes into consideration, but additionally questions, the post-structural and theoretical advancements in humanities scholarship of the decade that experience principally approached Crane in a piecemeal manner, or pigeonholed him as represen-tative of his type, gender, or sexual orientation. Reed examines Crane’s occupation from his juvenilia to his posthumous serious reception and his effect on working towards poets following international battle II. the 1st a part of the research exams universal rubrics of literary theory—nationality, sexuality, period—against Crane’s poetry, and unearths that those labels, whereas enlightening, additionally obfuscate the foundation and personality of the poet’s paintings. the second one half examines Crane’s poetry during the means of its composition, assets, and versions, taking on questions of fashion, family tree, and style. the ultimate part examines Crane’s effect on next generations of yankee poets, specially by means of avant-garde literary circles just like the New American poets, the Black Mountain university, the recent York university, and the Beats.

the result's a research that complicates and enriches our understandings of Crane’s poetry and contributes to the continuing reassessment of literary modernism’s origins, path, and legacy.
 

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Samuel Beckett's 'More Pricks Than Kicks': In A Strait Of by John Pilling

By John Pilling

Drawing on inner most correspondence and little identified records, released and unpublished, Pilling explores each element of the extra Pricks Than Kicks brief tale assortment. From its publishing background to why they have been written, Pilling unearths Beckett's conflicted emotions concerning the 'compromise' of writing brief tales and his fight to discover a voice designated from James Joyce, his buddy and authority of the form.

By discussing each one tale as separate entity, in a grouping that deviates from the gathering, and by means of analysing 'Echo's Bones', Pilling makes new comparisons and contrasts, illustrating Beckett's idiosyncratic dealing with of the shape. ensuring to put the tales within the context of the post-war paintings, this early learn of Beckett highlights the years and paintings imperative to his improvement as a author.

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James Joyce, Urban Planning, and Irish Modernism: Dublins of by L. Lanigan

By L. Lanigan

Irish writing within the modernist period is frequently considered as a principally rural affair, attractive with the town in fleeting, frequently disparaging methods, with Joyce forged as a defiant exception. This publication indicates how an city modernist culture, aware of the actual political, social, and cultural stipulations of Dublin, emerged in eire at this time.

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Lots of Fun at Finnegans Wake: Unravelling Universals by Finn Fordham

By Finn Fordham

This publication is a severe creation to Finnegans Wake and its genesis. Finn Fordham offers a survey of serious, scholarly, and theoretical methods to Joyce's iconic masterpiece. He additionally analyses intimately the compositional improvement of sure key passages which describe the artist (Shem) and his undertaking; the river-mother (ALP) and her 'first kiss'; the Oedipal capturing of the common father (HCE) through the priestly son (Shaun); and the bewitching and curious daughter (Issy). His analyses exhibit 'genetic' methods of studying the textual content which illustrate its vast diversity and playfulness and the way those features have been generated in composition. in addition to beginning up the densely particular textuality of the Wake in all its multiplicity, Fordham argues for a relation among the best way the textual content was once shaped and key points of its thematic content material: an rebellion of particularity and aspect opposed to universality, absolutes, and generality. He exhibits that the proliferation of individuated textual information overwhelms any unitary thought to the textual content. And this displays an idealized and utopian rebellion because it overcomes centralizing singularity: Finnegans do get up. As a part of this argument he proposes a professional go back to a inspiration of personality - certified in that characters will be understood partly as reflecting the nature of compositional innovations: self-criticism and concealment, enlargement and progress, stream and mirrored image, transferral and transformation. the nature of the text's composition as a complete could be, satirically, summed up within the strength of individuated multitudes: within the humans, female and male, old and young, combining to crush syntactic uniformity and singular signification.

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