Category: Modernism

  • Vainglory: with Inclinations and Caprice (Penguin Classics)

    By Ronald Firbank

    The quite younger and fully alive Mrs Shamefoot desires not anything greater than to have a memorial stained-glass window erected in her honour in an English cathedral. From this premise, the inimitable Ronald Firbank extends his witty, eccentric Vainglory, with a crowded solid of hilariously drawn characters - Winsome Brooks, woman Anne Pantry, pass over Wookie, Mrs Barrow of sunrise and Mrs Steeple - a rebellion of events, and a bottomless experience of the ridiculous. famous by way of Auden, Forster and Waugh, Firbank's effective comedian ability, quick-fire discussion and descriptive flights of fancy are completely captured in Vainglory, his first and longest novel, in addition to in novellas incorporated right here: Inclinations and Caprice.
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  • From Modernism to Postmodernism: An Anthology Expanded

    By Lawrence E. Cahoone

    This revised and extended moment variation of Cahoone's vintage anthology offers an remarkable selection of the basic readings in modernism and postmodernism.

    • Places modern debate within the context of the feedback of modernity because the 17th century.
    • Chronologically and thematically arranged.
    • Indispensable and multidisciplinary source in philosophy, literature, cultural experiences, social thought, and spiritual studies.
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  • Dispensational Modernism

    Dispensationalism emerged within the 20th century as a highly influential strength in American faith and shortly grew to become one among America's most important spiritual exports. through the shut of the century it had built right into a worldwide spiritual phenomenon claiming hundreds of thousands of adherents. because the most typical kind of modern prophecy trust, dispensationalism has performed a huge position in remodeling faith, politics, and pa tradition within the U.S. and in the course of the international. regardless of its value and carrying on with charm, students usually lessen dispensationalism to an anti-modern, apocalyptic, and literalist department of Protestant fundamentalism. In Dispensational Modernism, B. M. Pietsch argues that, to the contrary, the attract of dispensational considering can most sensible be understood during the lens of technological modernism.

    Pietsch exhibits that among 1870 and 1920 dispensationalism grew out of the preferred fascination with using engineering tools -- equivalent to quantification and category -- to the translation of texts and time. on the middle of this new community of texts, students, associations, and practices was once the lightning-rod Bible instructor C. I. Scofield, whose best-selling Scofield Reference Bible turned the canonical formula of dispensational idea. the 1st ebook to contextualize dispensationalism during this provocative approach, Dispensational Modernism exhibits how mainstream Protestant clergy of this time built new "scientific" equipment for examining the Bible, and therefore new grounds for self belief in spiritual understandings of time itself.
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  • The Letters of T. S. Eliot: Volume 4: 1928-1929

    T. S. Eliot writes the letters contained during this quantity in the course of a interval of weighty obligations as husband and extending calls for as editor and writer. He cultivates the aid of widespread guarantors to safe the way forward for his periodical, The per 30 days Criterion, while he loyally takes care of his spouse, Vivien, now domestic after months in a French psychiatric hospital.

    Eliot corresponds with writers all through nice Britain, Europe, and the us whereas additionally forging hyperlinks with the most important stories in London, Berlin, Paris, Madrid, and Milan. He generously promotes many different writers, between them Louis Zukofsky and Edward Dahlberg, and manages to accomplish various writings himself, together with the much-loved poem A tune for Simeon, a super creation to Wilkie Collins’s The Moonstone, and lots of more.

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  • Modernist Literature: Challenging Fictions?

    By Vicki Mahaffey

    This inclusive consultant to Modernist literature considers the ‘high’ Modernist writers comparable to Eliot, Joyce, Pound and Yeats along girls writers and writers of the Harlem Renaissance.

    • Challenges the concept Modernism used to be conservative and reactionary.
    • Relates the modernist impulse to broader cultural and ancient crises and movements.
    • Covers quite a lot of authors as much as the outbreak of global conflict II, between them Oscar Wilde, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Langston Hughes, Samuel Beckett, HD, Virginia Woolf, Djuna Barnes, and Jean Rhys.
    • Includes assurance of ladies writers and homosexual and lesbian writers.
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  • M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists' Writings, Theory, and Criticism

    By Mira Schor

    M/E/A/N/I/N/G brings jointly essays and observation via over 100 artists, critics, and poets, culled from the artwork journal of an identical identify. The editors—artists Susan Bee and Mira Schor—have chosen the liveliest and such a lot provocative items from the maverick journal that bucked advertisement gallery pursuits and media hype in the course of its ten-year tenure (1986–96) to discover visible excitement with a culturally activist edge.
    With its emphasis on artists’ views of aesthetic and social matters, this anthology offers a different chance to go into into the fray of the main hotly contested paintings problems with the prior few many years: the visibility of girls artists, sexuality and the humanities, censorship, paintings global racism, the legacies of modernism, artists as moms, visible artwork within the electronic age, and the rewards and toils of a lifelong occupation in paintings. The stellar forged of contributing artists and paintings writers comprises Nancy Spero, Richard Tuttle, David Humphrey, Thomas McEvilley, Laura Cottingham, Johanna Drucker, David Reed, Carolee Schneemann, Whitney Chadwick, Robert Storr, Leon Golub, Charles Bernstein, and Alison Knowles.
    This compelling and theoretically savvy assortment might be of curiosity to artists, artwork historians, critics, and a common viewers attracted to the perspectives of training artists.
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  • Charles Sheeler: Modernism, Precisionism and the Borders of Abstraction

    By Mark Rawlinson

    Charles Sheeler was once the stark poet of the computing device age. Photographer of the Ford Motor corporation and founding father of the portray circulate Precisionism, he's remembered as a promoter of--and apologist for--the industrialised capitalist ethic. This significant new reconsider of 1 of the most important figures of yankee modernism argues that Sheeler’s real courting to development was once in truth hugely detrimental, his ""precisionism"" either skewed and vague. masking the full oeuvre from images to portray and drawing awareness to the inconsistencies, curiosities and ""puzzles"" embedded in Sheeler’s paintings, Rawlinson finds a profound critique of the techniques of rationalisation and the stipulations of modernity. The e-book argues for a re-examination of Sheeler's frequently brushed aside past due paintings which, it indicates, may well merely be understood via an intensive shift in our knowing of the paintings of this in demand figure.

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  • Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature, and Thought

    The similarities among insanity and modernism are outstanding: defiance of authority, nihilism, severe relativism, distortions of time, unusual adjustments of self, and lots more and plenty extra. during this publication, Louis Sass, a medical psychologist, bargains a brand new imaginative and prescient of schizophrenia, evaluating it with the works of such artists and writers as Kafka, Beckett, and Duchamp and philosophers together with Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault and Derrida. It presents a portrait of the area of the madman, besides a observation on modernist and postmodernist tradition.
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