David Bradshaw, Kevin J. H. Dettmar's A companion to modernist literature and culture PDF

By David Bradshaw, Kevin J. H. Dettmar

ISBN-10: 0631204350

ISBN-13: 9780631204350

The Companion combines a extensive grounding within the crucial texts and contexts of the modernist flow with the original insights of students whose careers were dedicated to the examine of modernism.

  • An crucial source for college kids and lecturers of modernist literature and culture
  • Broad in scope and entire in coverage
  • Includes greater than 60 contributions from one of the most uncommon modernist students on each side of the Atlantic
  • Brings jointly entries on components of modernist tradition, modern highbrow and aesthetic pursuits, and all of the genres of modernist writing and art
  • Features 25 essays at the sign texts of modernist literature, from James Joyce’s Ulysses to Zora Neal Hurston’s Their Eyes have been staring at God
  • Pays shut consciousness to either British and American modernism

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107). Beckett, whose later works are often read in terms of existentialist philosophy and the absence of God, when asked in court whether he was Christian, Jewish, or atheist, replied “none of the three” (Bryden 1998: 1). An interest in folktales, mythology, and “primitive” cultures in the modernist period was often linked to religious exploration. Major figures of the Harlem Renaissance, like Jean Toomer and Zora Neale Hurston, tended to associate AfricanAmerican religion with the south and with the “primitive” side of black culture, to which they had an ambivalent relationship, wanting to preserve it as a source of common myths, but also to distance themselves from its superstition.

Gainesville: University of Florida Press. Sinclair, May (1917). A Defence of Idealism. New York: Macmillan. ) (1957). The Selected Letters of Gustave Flaubert. New York: Vintage. Thornton, Weldon (1994). The Anti-Modernism of Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. : Syracuse University Press. Williams, Louise Blakeney (2002). Modernism and the Ideology of History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2 Religion Pericles Lewis In T. S. Eliot’s pageant-play The Rock (1934), the Chorus retells the biblical story of the creation of the world and the incarnation of Christ, and then pauses: But it seems that something has happened that has never happened before: though we know not just when, or why, or how, or where.

Most historians of philosophy use “modernity” to refer to a direct route from Descartes to the Enlightenment in a movement of thought that rejected religious authority and ended up stressing the political freedom allied with scientific knowledge. 10 Jean-Michel Rabaté Sapere aude! was for Kant the motto of the Enlightenment (Foucault 1984: 32–50). The new “daring to know” extols the autonomy of reason, even when limited by several Critiques. In his inspirational Modernism as a Philosophical Problem (1999), Robert Pippin has shown that the Enlightenment, because it trusted the power of knowledge, constructed a disenchantedly scientific account of man and nature, finally bringing about the backlash associated with Romanticism.

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