Transition Reception and Modernism

R. A. Scott-James, in his Modernism and Romance (1908), distinguishes his use of the term from the theological use, and claims to be using it in the sense suggested by Hardy.5 He believes it difficult for poets to find expression in a ...


Author: R. Greaves

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230510357

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 197

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In this study of Yeats' poetry between 1902 and 1916, Greaves strongly reacts to the tendency in literary criticism to categorize Yeats' work as 'modernist', Instead, Greaves offer a different way of looking at the transition in Yeats' work in this period, by examining the poems in the context of Yeats' life. As a result, the figure of Yeats the poet is resurrected from the exhaustive category of 'modernism' and the complex connections between the figure of Yeats within the poems and its relationship with the Yeats who exists outside them is revealed.

The Critical Thought of W B Yeats

Eliot tends to be straightjacketed into representing the modernist hankering after objectivity and impersonality and ... lies not so much in whether or not to admit its existence but 39Greaves, Transition Reception and Modernism, 15.


Author: Wit Pietrzak

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319600895

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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This book focuses on W. B. Yeats’s critical writings, an aspect of his oeuvre which has been given limited treatment so far. It traces his critical work from his earliest articles, through to his occult treatises, and all the way to his last pamphlets, in which he sought to delineate the idea of a literary culture: a community of people willing to credit poetry with the central role in imagining and organising social praxis throughout society. The chapters of this study investigate the contexts in which Yeats’s thought developed, his many disputes over the shape of Irish cultural politics, the future of poetry and the place literature occupies in the world. What transpires is an image of Yeats who is strung between the impulses of faith in the existence of a supernatural order and ironic scepticism as to the possibility of ever capturing that order in language. This study is distinguished by its grounding of Yeats's critical agenda in a broader context through textual analysis. In addition, it organises and systematises his conceptions of poetry and its social role through its approach to his criticism as a fully-fledged area of his artistic practice. The monograph has been written within the framework of the project financed by The National Science Centre, Cracow, Poland, pursuant to the decision number DEC-2013/09/D/HS2/02782.

Primordial Modernism

Animals, Ideas, transition (1927-1938) Cathryn Setz ... in transition, birds invite a consideration of Jolas's translations, his avian aesthetic, and transition's reception, which often tapped into that aesthetic, for better or worse.


Author: Cathryn Setz

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748692187

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Brings ideas and animals together to shed new light on modernist magazine culture Tests the concept of 'primordial' modernism as a tributary of primitivism, Jungian thought, and fraught nationalismsProvides readings of Eugene Jolas's creative and critical works that place him centre-stage in modernist studiesMoves between unpublished archival material, reception studies, and readings of overlooked authorsConsiders a wide range of modernist authors and artists as befitting to such a rich documentTouches on contemporary scientific discourse as an aspect of animal studiesThis adventurous study focuses on experimental animal writing in the major interwar journal transition (1927-1938), which contains a striking recurrence of metaphors around the most basic forms of life. Amoebas, fish, lizards, birds - some of the 'lowest' and 'oldest' creatures on earth often emerge at the very places authors seek expressions for the 'newest' and the 'highest' in art. Discussing works by James Joyce, Henry Miller, Gottfried Benn, Eugene Jolas, Kay Boyle, Bryher, Paul luard and more, Cathryn Setz investigates this paradox and provides a new understanding of transition's contribution to twentieth-century periodical culture.

Modernism and the Marketplace

One suspects that Stein knows that part of modernism's cachet is its difficulty—both in consumption and circulation; ... is akin to managing the reception of modernist texts when she discusses the inception of the journal Transition.


Author: Alissa G. Karl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136094668

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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Though the relationship of modernist writers and artists to mass-marketplaces and popular cultural forms is often understood as one of ambivalence if not antagonism, Modernism and the Marketplace redirects this established line of inquiry, considering the practical and conceptual interfaces between literary practice and dominant economic institutions and ideas.


GREAVES , RICHARD : Transition , Reception and Modernism in W. B. Yeats . ... Poems Written in Discouragement , and Responsibilities as transitional works that are only insufficiently described as modernist works . 99-311 .


Author: Richard J. Finneran

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472113348

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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The most recent volume of this distinguished annual

Modernism s Print Cultures

In her book Print in Transition, 1850–1910: Studies in Media and Book History (2001), Brake summarizes the change: ... but as they are often very relevant to discussions of the reception of modernism, as well as to more theoretical ...


Author: Faye Hammill

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472573278

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

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The print culture of the early twentieth century has become a major area of interest in contemporary Modernist Studies. Modernism's Print Cultures surveys the explosion of scholarship in this field and provides an incisive, well-informed guide for students and scholars alike. Surveying the key critical work of recent decades, the book explores such topics as: - Periodical publishing – from 'little magazines' such as Rhythm to glossy publications such as Vanity Fair - The material aspects of early twentieth-century publishing – small presses, typography, illustration and book design - The circulation of modernist print artefacts through the book trade, libraries, book clubs and cafes - Educational and political print initiatives Including accounts of archival material available online, targeted lists of key further reading and a survey of new trends in the field, this is an essential guide to an important area in the study of modernist literature.

Modernism Technology and the Body

The modernist typographic language promulgated by El Lissitzky and others in the 1920s had similar aims : a reconstruction of vision . An extreme version of this technology of writing is Bob Brown's prophesy , in transition in 1930 ...


Author: Tim Armstrong

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521599970

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 309

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This book is a study of the relations between the body and its technologies in modernism. Tim Armstrong traces the links between modernist literary texts and medical, psychological and social theory across a range of writers, including Yeats, Henry James, Eliot, Stein, and Pound. Armstrong shows how modernist texts enact experimental procedures which have their origins in nineteenth-century psychophysics, biology, and bodily reform techniques, but within a context in which the body is reconceived and subjected to new modes of production, representation and commodification. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, Armstrong challenges the received oppositions between technology and literature, the instrumental and the aesthetic, by demonstrating the leaky boundaries and complex interconnections between these domains. This book offers a cultural history of modernism as it negotiated the enduring fact of the human body in a period of rapid technological change.

Finnish Architecture and the Modernist Tradition

The transition between the entrance gallery and the reception room is achieved by means of a broad flight of steps . These lead down from the gallery hall , which is lit only by a clerestory over the entrance portico , towards the view ...


Author: Malcolm Quantrill

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0419195203

Category: Architecture

Page: 242

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This is a unique and comprehensive study of the entire span of Finnish architecture in the 20th century. Using comparative critical analysis, the author weaves Aalto's contribution into his overview of the evolution of modern Finnish architecture and includes the work of a range of lesser published figures. It will be of considerable interest to architects, art historians and all those interested in modern Finnish architecture.

Art Power and Modernity

Conclusion Assessments of the English reception of modernism and the fate of Victorian painting have usually had a ... This chapter has been concerned with an association between that transition and a reordering of the relations of ...


Author: Gordon Fyfe

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567151988

Category: Art

Page: 224

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Hwo did the rise of metropolitan art institutions influence modernism and the modernisation of art in England? This volume explores the artist as creator, notions of class and taste, and the power of institutions to affect creativity and artistic expression. Topics discussed include the radicalism of engravers and how their claim to be artists is an important and negkected aspect of the nineteenth-century art world; and how the aesthetic dispute over the Chantrey Bequest epitomized conflicts of taste, cultural independence, and interdependence between opposed art institutions and the Treasury.

Nabokov s Art of Memory and European Modernism

... this work at once broadens and consolidates the initial reception of French modernism in Kamera Obskura. ... the intertextual links with issues of modernity and memory in French modernism, and the transition from Nabokov's earlier ...


Author: John Burt Foster Jr.

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400820898

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

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Despite Vladimir Nabokov's hostility toward literary labels, he clearly recognized his own place in cultural history. In a fresh approach stressing Nabokov's European context, John Foster shows how this writer's art of memory intersects with early twentieth-century modernism. Tracing his interests in temporal perspective and the mnemonic image, in intertextual "reminiscences," and in individuality amid cultural multiplicity, the book begins with such early Russian novels as Mary, then treats his emerging art of memory from Laughter in the Dark to The Gift. After discussing the author's cultural repositioning in his first English novels, Foster turns to Nabokov's masterpiece as an artist of memory, the autobiography Speak, Memory, and ends with an epilogue on Pale Fire. As a cross-cultural overview of modernism, this book examines how Nabokov navigated among Proust and Bergson, Freud and Mann, and Joyce and Eliot. It also explores his response to Baudelaire and Nietzsche as theorists of modernity, and his sense of Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Pushkin as modernist precursors. As an approach to Nabokov, the book reflects the heightened importance of autobiography in current literary study. Other critical issues addressed include Bakhtin's theory of intertextuality, deconstructive views of memory, Benjamin's modernism of memory, and Nabokov's assumptions about modernism as a concept.