Download Lives of the Modern Poets by William H. Pritchard PDF

By William H. Pritchard

William H. Pritchard's examine of Hardy, Yeats, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Frost, Pound, Eliot, Stevens, Hart Crane, and William Carlos Williams has been thought of a vintage ever seeing that unique ebook in 1980. Readable, available, and curious about poems, it's feedback at its most sensible, unaffected via specific theoretical traits.

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Download Reading the Ruins: Modernism, Bombsites and British Culture by Leo Mellor PDF

By Leo Mellor

From fires to ghosts, and from vegetation to surrealist apparitions, the bombsites of London have been either unsettling and encouraging terrains. but during the years sooner than the second one global battle, British tradition was once already choked with ruins and fragments. They seemed as content material, with visions of tottering towers and scraps of paper; and likewise as shape, within the shapes of damaged poetics. yet from the outbreak of the second one global battle what have been a cultured mode started to resemble a proleptic template. in the course of that clash many modernist writers - similar to Graham Greene, Louis MacNeice, David Jones, J. F. Hendry, Elizabeth Bowen, T. S. Eliot and Rose Macaulay - engaged with devastated cityscapes and the altered lives of a kingdom at warfare. to appreciate the efficiency of the bombsites, either within the moment global battle and after, interpreting the Ruins brings jointly poetry, novels and brief tales, in addition to movie and visible artwork.

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Download ART (Eyewitness Companions) by Robert Cumming PDF

By Robert Cumming

Every one bankruptcy of this compact booklet on paintings is color-coded. The chapters include:

Materials and Means
Early artwork (2000 BCE-1300 CE)
Gothic and Early Renaissance (1300-1500)
High Renaissance & Mannerism (1500-1600)
The Baroque period (1600-1700)
From Rococo to Neoclassicism (1700-1800)
Romantic and educational paintings (1800-1900)
Modernism (1900-1970)
Contemporary artwork (1970-Present)

Key symbols are used all through to point beginning and loss of life dates, nationality, international locations have been the artist was once energetic, important media within which the artist labored, the place to determine major collections of an artist's paintings and list costs accomplished at auctions.

Some of the attractive pages during this booklet contain Claude Monet's Waterlily Pond. brief descriptions of every artist is given after which you are able to do extra examine if an artist captures your recognition. maybe you've regularly been intrigued by way of the convex replicate behind the Arnolfini Portrait via Jan van Eyck. right here we discover Latin textual content at the wall, a bride in eco-friendly and a stunningly specific chandelier, shimmering with steel luster. Isabella and the Pot of Basil by way of William Holman Hunt is both marvelous and the portray is full of symbols which are enjoyable to unveil.

The "Forked woodland Path," a kind of set up paintings has appealing lights results sparkling via a wooded area of ordinary wooden. the internal of Abbey Church in Ottobeuren, Bavaria is stunning!

While taking a look at The delivery of Venus through William-Adophe Bouguereau. This booklet won't in basic terms motivate you to go to artwork museums extra usually, it teaches you approximately easy methods to examine work in a deeper manner. you may as well suppose encouraged to head discover a museum-quality copy, just like the Kiss through Auguste Rodin.

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Download Art in the Light of Conscience: Eight Essays on Poetry by Marina Tsvetaeva PDF

By Marina Tsvetaeva

Marina Tsvetaeva (1892-1941) was once one of many 4 nice Russian poets of the twentieth century, besides Akhmatova, Mandelstam and Pasternak. She additionally wrote remarkable prose. Endowed with 'phenomenally heightened linguistic sensitivity' (Joseph Brodsky), Tsvetaeva was once basically curious about the character of poetic construction and what it ability to be a poet. one of the most enjoyable of all explorations of this subject matter are the essays 'Art within the mild of Conscience', her lively defence of poetry; 'The Poet at the Critic', which earned her the enmity of many; and 'The Poet and Time', the main to knowing her work.

Her richly assorted essays supply incomparable insights into poetry, the poetic procedure, and what it potential to be a poet. This booklet comprises, between many desirable themes, a party of the poetry of Pasternak ('Downpour of Light') and reflections at the lives and works of different Russian poets, akin to Mandelstam and Mayakovsky, in addition to a powerful research of Zhukovsky's translation of Goethe's 'Erlking'. Even in periods of utmost own problem, her paintings retained its feel of elated power and humour, and Angela Livingstone's translations deliver the English-speaking reader as shut as attainable to Tsvetaeva's inimitable voice. First released in English in 1992, paintings within the gentle of moral sense comprises an advent by means of the translator, textual notes and a word list, in addition to revised translations of 12 poems by means of Tsvetaeva on poets and poetry.

'For me, there are not any essays on poetry as particular, as profound, as passionate, as inspiring as those. "Art, a sequence of solutions to which there aren't any questions," Tsvetaeva brilliantly asserts, after which is going directly to ask questions we didn’t recognize existed until eventually she provided them to us, and solutions to a couple of poetry’s so much enduring mysteries.' – C.K. Williams

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Download Criminal Ingenuity: Moore, Cornell, Ashbery, and the by Ellen Levy PDF

By Ellen Levy

''Poetry used to be declining/ portray advancing/ we have been complaining/ it was once '50,'' recalled poet Frank O'Hara in 1957. Criminal Ingenuity traces a chain of associated moments within the heritage of this move of cultural strength from the field of the note to that of the picture. Ellen Levy explores the recent York literary and paintings worlds within the years that bracket O'Hara's lament via shut readings of the works and careers of poets Marianne Moore and John Ashbery and assemblage artist Joseph Cornell. during those readings, Levy discusses such themes because the American debates round surrealism, the functionality of the ''token woman'' in creative canons, and the position of the recent York urban Ballet within the improvement of mid-century modernism, and situates her critical figures in terms of such colleagues and contemporaries as O'Hara, T. S. Eliot, Clement Greenberg, Walter Benjamin, and Lincoln Kirstein.

Moore, Cornell, and Ashbery are hooked up via acquaintance and affinity-and specifically, through the ownership of what Moore calls ''criminal ingenuity,'' a expertise for situating themselves at the fault strains that fissure the geographical regions of paintings, sexuality, and politics. As we reflect on their lives and works, Levy indicates, the probably really good query of the resource and which means of the fight for energy among paintings varieties inexorably opens out to broader questions about social and creative associations and forces: the academy and the museum, professionalism and the marketplace, and that establishment of associations, marriage

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Download Libertinage in Russian Culture and Literature by Alexei Lalo PDF

By Alexei Lalo

A lot of the former scholarship on Russia's literary discourses of sexuality and eroticism within the Silver Age used to be outfitted on employing ecu theoretical types (from psychoanalysis to feminist conception) to Russia's modernization. This ebook argues that, on the develop into the 20 th century, Russian pop culture for the 1st time chanced on itself in direct war of words with the normal excessive cultures of the higher sessions and intelligentsia, generating modernized representations of sexuality. This Russian culture of conflicted representations, heretofore misassessed by way of literary heritage, emerges as what Foucault could name a full-blown bio-history of Russian tradition: a heritage of indigenous representations of sexuality and the eroticized physique in a position to innovation by itself phrases, not only these spinoff from Europe

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Download Tense future : modernism, total war, encyclopedic form by Paul K. Saint-Amour PDF

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 kind of violence to boot? demanding destiny argues that it can-that twentieth-century struggle 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 conflict. The pre-traumatic pressure they skilled permeates the century's public debates and cultural works. In a sequence of groundbreaking readings, Saint-Amour illustrates how air warfare prophets theorized the wounding strength of anticipation, how archive idea replaced direction 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 significant 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 chance of one other, a few through pitting their fictions' encyclopedic scale and formal turbulence opposed to overall conflict, others by way of conceding war's inevitability whereas refusing to lengthy for a politically regressive peace.

Total battle: a clash that exempts nobody, pushing aside any distinction among soldier and civilian. Tense Future without end alters our knowing of the concept that of overall conflict by way of tracing its emergence in the course of the First global struggle, its incubation in air energy conception among the wars, and mainly its profound partiality. For overall struggle, in the course of many of the 20th century, intended clash among imperial state states; it didn't comprise the violence these states often visited on colonial matters in the course of peacetime. Tacking from side to side among metropole and colony, among international battle and police motion, Saint-Amour describes the interwar refashioning of a global method of violence-production, person who continues to be principally intact in our personal second of perpetual interwar.

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Download Film and Literary Modernism PDF

In movie and Literary Modernism, the connections among movie, modernist literature, and the humanities are explored through a global workforce of students. The impression of cinema upon our methods of seeing the realm is highlighted in essays on urban symphony movies, avant-garde cinema, ecu filmmaking and key administrators and personalities from Charlie Chaplin, Sergei Eisenstein and Alain Renais to Alfred Hitchcock and Mae West. individuals examine the effect of movie upon T. S. Eliot, time and flow of realization in Virginia Woolf and Henri Bergson, the racial undercurrents within the movie diversifications of Ernest Hemingway’s fiction, and view the movie writing of William Faulkner, James Agee, and Graham Greene. Robert McParland assembles a world team of researchers together with self sufficient movie makers, critics and professors of movie, inventive writers, lecturers of structure and layout, and younger doctoral students, who provide a multi-faceted examine modernism and the artwork of the movie.

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Download Psychoanalysis, Psychiatry and Modernist Literature by K. Valentine PDF

By K. Valentine

Advancements through the modernist interval - the consolidation of psychiatry as a clinical speciality and the emergence of psychoanalysis - affected the illustration of insanity in literature. in addition they inspired the methods psychic misery used to be skilled, narrated, and understood. Literature and feedback in flip affected the formation of the fashionable mental self. offering certain readings of either canonical and non-canonical modernists like Virginia Woolf and Emily Holmes Coleman, this publication argues that modernist insanity should be understood as adventure, medical discourse and cultural illustration.

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