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Waking Giants: The Presence of the Past in Modernism

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This is a study of the most paradoxical aspect of modernism, its obsession with the past. Eliot wrote that the artist must be conscious "not only of the pastness of the past, but of its presence." This creed permeated the movement: Modernists believed that the energies of the past could be resurrected in modern works, and that they could be the very force that makes those works modern: the urge of Pound and others to "make it new" stemmed from seeing the past as a source of renewal. Schneidau focuses on separate texts that incorporate these concepts: Joyce's Ulysses, Hardy's poems, Forster's Howards End, Conrad's Secret Agent, Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, and finally Pound's Cantos. In his discussions, many little-noticed connections are examined, including a transatlantic set: Hardy with Pound, Forster with Fitzgerald, Joyce and Lawrence with Anderson.

Synopsis:

This monograph's concern is with the way in which Modernism, named for its avant-garde propaganda, reveals itself to be dominated by a keen awareness of the possibilities of the past recurring in the present.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195068627
Author:
Schneidau, Herbert N.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Herbert N.
Author:
idau
Author:
Herbert N. Schne
Location:
New York :
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
English literature
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
Literature/English | American Literature | 20th C
Subject:
English literature -- 20th century.
Subject:
American literature -- 20th century.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
#96
Publication Date:
19910831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full color throughout
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.92x5.88x.94 in. 1.20 lbs.

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