New PDF release: A Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture (Blackwell

ISBN-10: 0631204350

ISBN-13: 9780631204350

The significant other combines a huge grounding within the crucial texts and contexts of the modernist move with the original insights of students whose careers were dedicated to the research of modernism.

An crucial source for college students and academics of modernist literature and culture
Broad in scope and finished in coverage
Includes greater than 60 contributions from probably the most distinctive modernist students on each side of the Atlantic
Brings jointly entries on components of modernist tradition, modern highbrow and aesthetic routine, 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 gazing God
Pays shut recognition to either British and American modernism

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The root of the disorder is “egomania,” which shifts between the megalomania traditionally associated with genius and the hypertrophy of the self deriving from 12 Jean-Michel Rabaté mental imbalance. Nordau relies extensively on the experimental psychology of abnormality elaborated by Lombroso, Janet, Taine, Ribot, Binet, and Krafft-Ebing. This exhaustive survey culminates with Nietzsche, who is selected for a systematic denunciation. If Nordau grants a measure of talent to Nietzsche, he is “obviously insane from birth, and his books bear on every page the imprint of insanity” (Nordau 1895: 453).

Is Vico to be dubbed an “anti-modern,” as Mark Lilla has shown, or is he one of the key thinkers that helped overcome the residue of gnosticism that lurked in post-medieval philosophies and thus created the conditions for a new understanding of the “legitimacy of the modern age,” as Hans Blumenberg has argued (Lilla 1993; Blumenberg 1983)? These questions and their attendant critical reassessments remind us that we cannot take the category of modernism for granted, that it took divergent meanings in the fields of philosophy and literary history, let alone those of various national literatures, since we know that the Spanish modernismo is a rough equivalent of what would be called “Symbolism” in French or English literature.

Banfield, Ann (2000). The Phantom Table: Woolf, Fry, Russell and the Epistemology of Modernism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Bersani, Leo (1990). The Culture of Redemption. : Harvard University Press. Blumenberg, Hans (1983). The Legitimacy of the Modern Age, trans. : MIT Press. de Man, Paul (1971, 1983). Blindness and Insight. London: Routledge. Eliot, T. S. (1920). The Sacred Wood. London: Methuen. Feldman, Jessica R. (2002). Victorian Modernism: Pragmatism and the Varieties of Aesthetic Experience.

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