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The Country Road by Regina Ullman

By Regina Ullman

Although a recognized Swiss writer, Regina Ullmann hasn't ever seemed earlier than in English: Her oracular, unusual, singular voice astonishes.

Never ahead of in English, Regina Ullmann's paintings is distinct and otherworldly, resonant of nineteenth-century village stories and of authors reminiscent of Adalbert Stifter and her modern Robert Walser. within the tales of The kingdom Road, principally set within the Swiss geographical region, the archaic and the trendy collide, and "sometimes the total global seems to be painted on porcelain, down to the harmful cracks." This smooth yet fragile good looks, with its ominous undertones, offers Ullmann her exact voice.

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Modernism, Satire and the Novel by Jonathan Greenberg

By Jonathan Greenberg

During this groundbreaking examine, Jonathan Greenberg locates a satiric sensibility on the middle of the fashionable. by means of selling an antisentimental schooling, modernism denied the authority of emotion to assure ethical and literary price. in its place, it fostered refined, indifferent and it appears merciless attitudes towards discomfort and anguish. This sensibility challenged the novel's humanistic culture, set ethics and aesthetics into clash and essentially altered the ways in which we all know and think. via full of life and unique readings of works via Evelyn Waugh, Stella Gibbons, Nathanael West, Djuna Barnes, Samuel Beckett and others, this e-book analyzes a physique of literature - past due modernist satire - that could seem by way of turns aloof, sadistic, hilarious, ironic and poignant, yet which regularly questions inherited modes of feeling. by means of spotting the centrality of satire to modernist aesthetics, Greenberg deals not just a brand new bankruptcy within the background of satire yet a persuasive new thought of what made modernism glossy.

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Understanding Bergson, Understanding Modernism

Henri Bergson is usually pointed out among the holy trinity of significant affects on Modernism-literary and otherwise-alongside Sigmund Freud and William James. Gilles Deleuze's Bergsonism has re-popularized Bergson for the twenty-first century, loads in order that, probably, our Bergson is Deleuze's Bergson. regardless of renewed curiosity in Bergson, his effect is still understudied and hence undervalued. whereas books studying the influence of Freud and James on Modernism abound, Bergson's effect, although broadly stated, has been heavily tested even more hardly ever. knowing Bergson, realizing Modernism treatments this deficiency in 3 ways. First, it deals shut readings and reviews of six pivotal texts. moment, it reassesses Bergson's influence on Modernism whereas additionally tracing his carrying on with value to literature, media, and philosophy through the 20th and into the twenty-first century. In its ultimate part it offers a longer word list of Bergsonian phrases, whole with large examples and citations in their use throughout his texts. The word list additionally maps the effect of Bergson's paintings by way of together with entries on similar writers, all of whom Bergson both corresponded with or critiqued.

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Variété I et II by Paul Valéry

By Paul Valéry

"De ces essais que l'on va peut-être lire, il n'en est element qui ne soit l'effet d'une circonstance, et que l'auteur eût écrit de son propre mouvement. Leurs objets ne sont pas de lui ; même leur étendue parfois lui fut donnée.

Presque toujours surpris, au début de son travail, de se trouver engagé dans un ordre d'idées inaccoutumé, et placé brusquement dans quelque état inattendu de son esprit, il lui fallut, à chaque fois, retrouver nécessairement le naturel de sa pensée. Toute l'unité de cette Variété ne consiste que dans ce même mouvement."

Paul Valéry.

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A Companion to Spanish American Modernismo (Monografías A) by Aníbal González

By Aníbal González

Modernismo, a literary move of primary value to Spanish the US and Spain, happened on the flip of the 19th century, approximately from the Eighteen Eighties to the Nineteen Twenties. it truly is broadly considered as the 1st Spanish-language literary circulation that originated within the New international and that grew to become influential within the "Mother Country," Spain. characterised by means of the appropriation of French Symbolist aesthetics into Spanish-language literature, modernismo's different major characteristics have been its cultural cosmopolitanism, its philological situation with language, literary historical past, and literary strategy, and its journalistic penchant for novelty and model. regardless of the attractiveness of modernista poetry, modernismo is now understood as a huge circulate whose impression was once felt simply as strongly within the prose genres: the fast tale, the unconventional, the essay, and the journalistic cr??nica [chronicle]. Conceived as an creation to modernismo in addition to an account of the present state-of-the-art of modernismo experiences, this booklet examines the movement's contribution to a number of the Spanish American literary genres, its major authors [from Mart?­ and N??jera to Dar?­o and Rod??], its social and old context, and its carrying on with relevance to the paintings of latest Spanish American authors reminiscent of Gabriel Garc?­a M??rquez, Sergio Ram?­rez, and Mario Vargas Llosa.

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Creating Life: The Aesthetic Utopia of Russian Modernism by Irina Paperno, Joan Grossman

By Irina Paperno, Joan Grossman

This e-book analyzes the modernist aesthetic utopia, advancing arguments about the old evolution of the Russian literary and cultural culture: that modernism, ostensibly reacting opposed to positivism and realism, assimilated a few of the basic ideas of its archenemy; and that there's a vital continuity among turn-of-the-century modernist aesthetics and Soviet tradition of the 1920’s and 1930’s.

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Poetic Argument: Studies in Modern Poetry by Jonathan Kertzer

By Jonathan Kertzer

Starting with an essay at the historical past and idea of poetic argument, he strains its styles via Romantic and Modernist literature. He divides his topic into 3 components: the paradoxes of cause, language, and argument. Poetic Argument surveys the writings of the 5 poets in mild of what needs to be proved and identifies the attribute kinds of facts for every. for instance, within the bankruptcy on Marianne Moore, Kertzer reports expressions of poetic argument. the 1st regards poetry as a waking dream, combining the powers of sleep and calculation. the second one, derived from Imagism, treats poetry as a different manner of seeing. Kertzer means that the mix of those parts produces Moore's ordinarily tricky, yet inconclusive, varieties of argument.

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The Voice of Prose, Volume One: Early Prose and by Boris Pasternak

By Boris Pasternak

This quantity - the 1st in a projected two-volume selection of the prose of Boris Pasternak - brings jointly for the 1st time Pasternak's early prose paintings, a lot of which has hardly ever or by no means prior to seemed in English.

Contents:

Preface
Introduction

Safe Conduct
The Appelles Mark
Suboctave Story
Zhenya Luvers' Childhood
Letters from Tula
Without Love
Three Dramatic Fragments
The Quintessence

Notes
Sources

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Stalking the subject : modernism and the animal by Darwin, Charles; Freud, Sigmund; Rohman, Carrie; Darwin,

By Darwin, Charles; Freud, Sigmund; Rohman, Carrie; Darwin, Charles; Freud, Sigmund

Human and animal subjectivity converge in a traditionally extraordinary approach inside modernism, as evolutionary concept, imperialism, antirationalism, and psychoanalysis all grapple with where of the human with regards to the animal. Drawing at the considered Jacques Derrida and Georges Bataille, Carrie Rohman outlines the advanced philosophical and moral stakes fascinated with theorizing the animal in humanism, together with the trouble in deciding upon an ontological position for the animal, the query of animal realization and language, and the paradoxical prestige of the human as either a primate physique and a "human" brain abstracting itself from the actual and fabric global. Rohman then turns to the paintings of Joseph Conrad, D. H. Lawrence, H. G. Wells, and Djuna Barnes, authors who have been deeply invested within the courting among animality and identification. The Island of Dr. Moreau embodies a Darwinian nightmare of the evolutionary continuum; The Croquet Player thematizes the dialectic among evolutionary idea and psychoanalysis; and Women in Love, St. Mawr, and Nightwood all refuse to undertaking animality onto others, inverting the conventional humanist place by means of valuing animal recognition. a singular therapy of the animal in literature, Stalking the topic presents very important standpoint on modernism's so much compelling highbrow and philosophical issues.

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