Modernism

1890-1930/A Guide to European Literature

Author: Malcolm Bradbury,James McFarlane

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140138320

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 688

View: 1803

The period 1890-1930 produced literature that still feels contemporary and few movements can boast such an international wealth of innovative writers - Apollinaire, Brecht, Joyce, Kafka, Strindberg, Woolf and Yeats among many others. This now classic survey explores the ideas, the groupings and the social tensions that shaped this transformation, as well as the literature itself, and identifies the elements of shock and crisis central to Modernist style. Appropriately, the contributors display a stimulating variety of critical approaches and methods resulting in some of the most exciting and scholarly criticism yet written on Modernism.

A Handbook of Modernism Studies

Author: Jean-Michel Rabaté

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111912140X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

View: 471

Featuring the latest research findings and exploring the fascinating interplay of modernist authors and intellectual luminaries, from Beckett and Kafka to Derrida and Adorno, this bold new collection of essays gives students a deeper grasp of key texts in modernist literature. Provides a wealth of fresh perspectives on canonical modernist texts, featuring the latest research data Adopts an original and creative thematic approach to the subject, with concepts such as race, law, gender, class, time, and ideology forming the structure of the collection Explores current and ongoing debates on the links between the aesthetics and praxis of authors and modernist theoreticians Reveals the profound ways in which modernist authors have influenced key thinkers, and vice versa

Why Does Literature Matter?

Author: Frank B. Farrell

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801441806

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

View: 2235

"Literature matters because... it allows for experiences important to the living out of a sophisticated and satisfying human life; because other arenas of culture cannot provide them to the same degree; and because a relatively small number of texts carry out these functions in so exceptional a manner that we owe it to past and future members of the species to keep such texts alive in our cultural traditions."--from Chapter One Frank B. Farrell defends a rich conception of the space of literature that retains its links to issues of self-formation and metaphysics and does not let that space collapse into just another reflection of social space. He maintains that recent literary theory has badly misread findings in the philosophy of language and the theory of subjectivity. That misreading, Farrell says, has tended to endorse ways of understanding literature that make one question why it matters at all. Farrell here opposes some recent theoretical trends and, through a mix of philosophical and literary studies, tells us why in his view literature does truly matter.Among the writers Farrell discusses are John Ashbery, Samuel Beckett, Amit Chaudhuri, Cormac McCarthy, James Merrill, Marcel Proust, Thomas Pynchon, Salman Rushdie, W. G. Sebald, and John Updike. The philosophers important to his arguments include Donald Davidson, Daniel Dennett, and Bernard Williams; G. W. F. Hegel, Martin Heidegger, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Ludwig Wittgenstein play roles as well. Among the literary theorists addressed are Stephen Greenblatt, Paul de Man, and Marjorie Perloff. In addition to his close readings of literary, philosophical, and critical texts, Farrell considers cultural studies and postcolonial studies more generally and speculates on the possible contributions of object-relations theory in psychology to the study of literature.

Ein endloser Knoten?

Robert Musils Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törless im Spiegel soziologischer, psychoanalytischer und philosophischer Diskurse

Author: Roland Kroemer

Publisher: Wilhelm Fink Verlag

ISBN: 9783770539468

Category:

Page: 223

View: 6092

Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törleß, Robert Musils erster Roman, gehört zu den rätselhaftesten Werken der Literaturgeschichte. Kurz nach 1900 erschienen, beschreibt der Text den allmählichen Verlust der ontologischen Sicherheit und den Einbruch einer 'irrationalen', hinter den Alltagskulissen verborgenen Welt. Trotz einer kaum noch überschaubaren Sekundärliteratur geht es dem Leser ähnlich wie der Titelfigur Törleß: Immer wieder glaubt er, die dargestellten Verwirrungen begriffen zu haben - nur um kurz darauf feststellen zu müssen, dass sie sich dem sprachlichen Zugriff erneut entzogen haben. Roland Kroemers Buch beschreibt diesen 'endlosen Knoten' und entwirrt ihn vor dem Hintergrund verschiedener Diskurse aus Soziologie, Psychoanalyse und Philosophie. In detaillierten Textanalysen und breitgestreuten Verweisen auf diverse zeitgenössische Kontexte zeigt die Untersuchung erstmals auf, dass sich die wichtigsten von Musil rezipierten (geistes-)wissenschaftlichen Diskurse in der räumlichen wie personellen Textgestaltung wiederfinden. Der Törleß entpuppt sich als intertextueller und polyphoner Erzähltext, in dem die unterschiedlichsten Weltbilder aufeinandertreffen und um die Vorherrschaft kämpfen.

Twentieth-Century Literature

Critical Issues and Themes

Author: N.A

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 134924399X

Category:

Page: 301

View: 7639

Reader's Guide to Literature in English

Author: Mark Hawkins-Dady

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135314179

Category: Reference

Page: 1010

View: 7656

Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study.

A Companion to Europe, 1900 - 1945

Author: Gordon Martel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444391671

Category: History

Page: 584

View: 3005

This volume brings together a distinguished group of international scholars to discuss the major debates in the study of early twentieth-century Europe. Brings together contributions from a distinguished group of international scholars. Provides an overview of current thinking on the period. Traces the great political, social and economic upheavals of the time. Illuminates perennial themes, as well as new areas of enquiry. Takes a pan-European approach, highlighting similarities and differences across nations and regions.

Modernist Literature

Author: Rachel Potter

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748655298

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 9989

Introduces students to a wide range of modernist writers and critical debates in modernism studies

Bouvard und Pécuchet

Author: Gustave Flaubert

Publisher: red.sign Medien GbR

ISBN: 3944561481

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 4240

Zwei ehemalige Pariser Büroangestellte, durch eine Erbschaft finanziell unabhängig geworden, ziehen aufs Land, entdecken dort ihren Intellekt und widmen sich nun den großen Themen ihrer Zeit sowie den Wissenschaften. Und das in rascher Folge. Egal, wie komplex ein Zusammenhang auch sein mag, Bouvard und Pécuchet fühlen sich berufen mitzureden. Nicht gerade von Selbstzweifeln gehindert stürzen sie sich in Theorie und praktischer Anwendung eifrig auf immer neue Themen – auf Landwirtschaft und Liebe, Medizin und Politik, Religion und Pädagogik, Geschichte und Naturwissenschaften ... Natürlich stolpern die dilettierenden Anfänger dabei von Verlegenheit zu Peinlichkeit, von Scheitern zu Scheitern. Gustave Flauberts unvollendet gebliebener satirischer Schelmenroman (er starb buchstäblich bei der Arbeit; das Ende des letzten Kapitels konnte er nur noch skizzieren) ist eine Auflehnung gegen die menschliche Dummheit, die er in all ihren Formen schildert und anprangert. Und er ist ein stets amüsanter Gang durch die Welt des Wissens des 19. Jahrhunderts – an der Seite zweier Biedermänner, die wesentliche Charakteristika des „Wutbürgers“ unserer Zeit tragen.

Reading Mina Loy’s Autobiographies

Myth of the Modern Woman

Author: Sandeep Parmar

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 144117320X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 7729

Mina Loy is recognised today as one of the most innovative modernist poets, numbering Gertrude Stein, Marcel Duchamp, Djuna Barnes and T.S. Eliot amongst her admirers. Drawing on substantial new archival research, this book challenges the existing critical myth of Loy as a 'modern woman' through an analysis of her unpublished autobiographical prose. Mina Loy's Autobiographies explores this major twentieth century writer's ideas about the 'modern' and how they apply to the 'modernist' writer-based on her engagement with twentieth-century avant-garde aesthetics-and charts how Loy herself uniquely defined modernity in her essays on literature and art. Sandeep Parmar here shows how, ultimately, Loy's autobiographies extend the modernist project by rejecting earlier impressions of avant-garde futurity and newness in favour of a 'late modernist' aesthetic, one that is more pessimistic, inward and interested in the fragmentary interplay between the past and present.

Modernist Eroticisms

European Literature After Sexology

Author: A. Schaffner,S. Weller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137030305

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

View: 4954

This volume explores the impact of sexological and early psychoanalytic conceptions of sexual perversion on the representation of the erotic in the work of a range of major European modernists (including Joyce, Kafka, Lawrence, Mann, Proust and Rilke) as well as in that of some less-well-known figures of the period such as Dujardin and Jahnn.

Franco-British Cultural Exchanges, 1880-1940

Channel Packets

Author: Andrew Radford,Victoria Reid

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113703078X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 229

View: 7479

This volume focuses on the literary connotations of the 'Channel Packet' and sets forth lively dialogues between French and British culture at a key period of artistic innovation and exchange between 'high' and popular art forms.

Moderne, Postmoderne

Author: Jan Alber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783884765821

Category: Aufsatzsammlung

Page: 342

View: 8262

Der libanesische Dichter Ḫalīl Ḥāwī

Poetologische und ideengeschichtliche Analysen anhand seiner wichtigsten Gedichtsammlungen

Author: Arnim Heinemann

Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag

ISBN: 9783487125206

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 389

View: 1694

Literary Movements for Students

Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Literary Movements

Author: David Galens

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary movements

Page: 408

View: 8481

A student guide to understanding literary movements, featuring entries on fourteen movements, each with information in the areas of representative authors and works, themes, style, movement variations, and historical context, as well as a critical overview.

Tenggara

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Oriental literature

Page: N.A

View: 4310

The public face of modernism

little magazines, audiences, and reception, 1905-1920

Author: Mark S. Morrisson

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr

ISBN: 9780299169206

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

View: 6656

Between the 1890s and the 1920s, mass consumer culture and modernism grew up together, by most accounts as mutual antagonists. Morrisson demonstrates, however, that the vast new influence of advertising and publishing on consumers also had a profound effect on modernist authors and artists in Britain and America, who actually displayed optimism about the power of mass-market technologies and strategies to transform culture and restore a public function to art. Reading works by Joyce, Shaw, Wyndham Lewis, F. M. Ford, T. S. Eliot, and others, Morrisson shows that these contexts affected the techniques and concerns of literature itself.