Download The View from the Tower: Origins of an Antimodernist Image by Theodore Ziolkowski PDF

By Theodore Ziolkowski

Immediately after international warfare I, 4 significant eu and American poets and thinkers--W. B. Yeats, Robinson Jeffers, R. M. Rilke, and C. G. Jung--moved into towers as their vital habitations. Taking this awesome twist of fate as its start line, this publication units out to find smooth turriphilia in its cultural context and to discover the biographical situations that influenced the 4 writers to decide on their strange retreats. From the ziggurats of old Mesopotamia to the ivory towers of the fin de si cle, the writer strains the emergence of various symbolic institutions with the proud towers of the prior, starting from spirituality and mind to sexuality and sequestration.

But in each case the tower served either actually and symbolically as a shelter from the city modernism with whose values the 4 writers chanced on themselves at odds. whereas the vintage modernists (Eliot, Woolf, Hart Crane) frequently singled out the damaged tower because the photograph of a crumbling prior, those writers actualized their robust visions: Yeats and Rilke moved into medieval towers in eire and Switzerland, whereas Jeffers and Jung equipped themselves towers at Carmel and Bollingen as secluded areas within which to domesticate the traditions and values they loved. The final bankruptcy lines this perseverance of the traditional picture via its heyday within the twenties and into the current, the place it has gone through renewal, institutionalization, and parody.

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Download More Pricks Than Kicks by Samuel Beckett PDF

By Samuel Beckett

Beckett's first released paintings of fiction (1934), "More Pricks Than Kicks" is a suite of ten interlocked tales, set in Dublin and related to their adrift hero Belacqua in a chain of encounters, as girl after lady comes crashing via his solipsism. "More Pricks" comprises in embryo the centrifugal global of Beckett's women and men. She lifted the lobster away from the desk. It had approximately thirty seconds to dwell. good, inspiration Belacqua, it's a brief dying, God aid us all. it isn't.

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Download Wyndham Lewis and the Avant-Garde: The Politics of the by Toby Avard Foshay PDF

By Toby Avard Foshay

A reappraisal of author Lewis (1882-1957), an imprecise member of the modernists that incorporated Yeats, Eliot, Pound, and Joyce. Foshay (English, U. of Victoria) contends that his curiosity was once no longer in stylistic innovation, yet in inventive, philosophical, and political content material. Annotation copyright publication N

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Download Sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Maria Rilke PDF

By Rainer Maria Rilke

The various overdue works through the most effective poets of the twentieth century.

Contains either first and moment components within the MD Herter translation

One of the literary masterpieces of the century, this translation is now provided with facing-page German.

To Rilke himself the Sonnets to Orpheus have been "perhaps the main mysterious within the method they got here up and entrusted themselves to me, the main enigmatic dictation i've got ever held via and accomplished; the complete first half used to be written down in one breathless act of obedience, among the second and fifth of February, with out one observe being uncertain or having to be changed." With facing-page German.

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Download Pragmatic Modernism by Lisi Schoenbach PDF

By Lisi Schoenbach

Modernism has lengthy been understood as an intensive repudiation of the previous. analyzing opposed to the narrative of modernism-as-break, Pragmatic Modernism lines an alternate pressure of modernist idea that grows out of pragmatist philosophy and is characterised via its dedication to gradualism, continuity, and recontextualization. It rediscovers a particular reaction to the social, highbrow, and creative ameliorations of modernity within the paintings of Henry James, Marcel Proust, Gertrude Stein, Oliver Wendell Holmes, John Dewey, and William James. those thinkers proportion an institutionally-grounded method of swap which emphasizes conduct, continuities, and lifestyle over astonishing occasions, heroic competition, and radical rupture. They constructed an lively, dialectical angle that was once severe of complacency whereas refusing to romanticize moments of concern or conflict.

Through its research of pragmatist key phrases, together with "habit," "institution," "prediction," and "bigness," Pragmatic Modernism bargains new readings of works through James, Proust, Stein, and Andre Breton, between others. It indicates, for example, how Stein's attribute literary innovation--her repetitions--aesthetically materialize the matter of behavior; and the way institutions--businesses, museums, newspapers, the legislation, or even the nation itself--help to build the subtlest of non-public observations and personal gestures in James's novels.

This learn reconstructs an ignored pressure of modernism. In so doing, it is helping to re-imagine the stark selection among political quietism and overall revolution that has been passed down as modernism's legacy.

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Download Writing the City: Urban Visions and Literary Modernism by Desmond Harding PDF

By Desmond Harding

Writing town examines and demanding situations the conventional transatlantic axis of city modernism, London-Paris-New York, an axis that has frequently elided the historic significance of different facilities that experience formed metropolitan identities and discourses. in keeping with Desmond Harding, James Joyce's internationalist imaginative and prescient of Dublin generates strong epistemic and cultural tropes that reconceive the assumption of the fashionable urban as an ethical phenomenon in transcultural and transhistorical phrases.

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Download Modernism and Fascism: The Sense of a Beginning under by Roger Griffin PDF

By Roger Griffin

Highbrow debates surrounding modernity, modernism and fascism remain energetic and hotly contested. during this formidable ebook, well known professional on fascism Roger Griffin analyzes Western modernity and the regimes of Mussolini and Hitler and gives a pioneering new interpretation of the hyperlinks among those it appears contradictory phenomena. utilizing a wealth of examples, Griffin describes how modernism's roots lay partially within the primary human have to understand a transcendent that means and objective to existence - and to revive this function in instances of skilled decay and social breakdown.

This experience of revolution and rebirth supplied the context during which fascism sought a brand new global in accordance with the future health and energy of the kingdom or race. Modernism and Fascism is an unique and interesting synthesis of knowledge and concepts that allows you to be of curiosity to paintings and highbrow historians, experts within the examine of modernity and modernism, and specialists in fascist reports. It additionally bargains stimulating new insights to all these fascinated about the various modern pursuits (e.g. Al-Qaeda, Christian fundamentalists) ready to struggle for his or her trust within the transcendental that means of lifestyles opposed to the inroads of an more and more globalized materialism.

This is a ebook which offers to have a resonance some distance past the already huge educational parameters of the undertaking, and should motivate a brand new wave of scholarly curiosity in modernity.

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Download Transformations of Domesticity in Modern Women's Writing: by T. Foster PDF

By T. Foster

Adjustments of Domesticity in sleek Women's Writing makes new connections among feminist feedback of family ideology within the 19th century, modernist women's experiments with literary shape, modern feminist debates concerning the politics of place, and postmodern theories of social area. The e-book identifies a coherent transition of women's writing that transforms family ideologies of 'woman's position' by way of redefining the information approximately house that underlie that ideology. the result's to open the gap of gender identification to new family members of sophistication and race.

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Download Selected Poems: Cyclic Serial Zeniths from the Flux by Joseph Macleod PDF

By Joseph Macleod

Whilst in 1930 Faber released The Ecliptic, it should have appeared they'd the 3 top neighborhood modernists: Eliot, Pound and Macleod. yet, it used to be to not be. Macleod observed his moment booklet rejected, and vanished from the scene. yet, tradition replaced path, and Macleod’s poetry fell right into a weird and wonderful public forget from which this new choice is decided to avoid wasting him. His extra profitable profession in avant-garde theatre can purely be recaptured through an act of the mind's eye. From one of the wealth of manuscripts within the nationwide Library of Scotland, we recuperate Foray of Centaurs, his meant moment ebook, a satiric narrative in legendary shape that's conceived in time period of stream and dance.

We additionally get better a part of Script from Norway, his 1953 dialogue-poem a few documentary movie workforce the place the politics of the picture progressively takes over from the ostensible topic. He released one other seven volumes: there's a large corpus of labor to discover. it is a great choice, made via his editor Andrew Duncan who, in a very good essay-length creation to Macleod, locations him in that curious intersection among his poetic genius and his context.

The background of mid-century poetry must be rewritten with Macleod’s emergence from the crypt the place the main clever paintings has been hidden. hearken to Macleod. No verbal tune will suppose really a similar again.

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