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Breathless: Sound Recording, Disembodiment, and the Transformation of Lyrical Nostalgia

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Breathless explores early sound recording and the literature that both foreshadowed its invention and was contemporaneous with its early years, revealing the broad influence of this new technology at the very origins of Modernism. Through close readings of works by Edgar Allan Poe, Stephane Mallarme, Charles Cros, Paul Valery, Villiers de L'Isle-Adam, Jules Verne, and Antonin Artaud, Allen S. Weiss shows how sound recording's uncanny confluence of human and machine would transform our expectations of mourning and melancholia, transfiguring our intimate relation to death. Interdisciplinary, the book bridges poetry and literature, theology and metaphysics. As Breathless shows, the symbolic and practical roles of poetry and technology were transformed as new forms of nostalgia and eroticism arose.

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ISBN:
9780819572523
Publisher:
Wesleyan
Subject:
Social Science : Anthropology - Cultural
Author:
Weiss, Allen S.
Author:
Weiss, Allen S. S.
Publication Date:
May 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
170

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