Reconfiguring Modernism

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September 1997



Reconfiguring Modernism explores the relationship between modern literature and modern art. Spanning the high modernist period between the late-nineteenth century and World War 2, the cultural interrelationships between painters such as Manet, Gauguin, Cezanne, and Picasso, and writers such as James, Conrad, Eliot and Joyce are explored. The influence of African, Asian and Pacific cultures on European modernism is also examined. Schwarz considers texts - visual and written - of the modern period as a contoured textual field without absolute borders, crucial to our understanding of modernism in the last years of the twentieth century.


Preface - Introduction: Reconfiguring Modernism - 'I Was the World in Which I Walked': The Transformation of the English Novel - Manet, James's The Turn of the Screw, and the Voyeuristic Imagination - The Influence of Gauguin on Conrad's Heart of Darkness - Cezanne and Eliot: The Classical Temper and the Unity of Eliot's Gerontion - Painting Texts, Authoring Paintings: The Dance of Modernism - Searching for Modernism's Genetic Code: Picasso, Joyce, and Stevens as a Cultural Configuration - Spiritually Inquisitive Images: Stevens' Reading of Modern Painting - Index
EAN: 9780312126551
ISBN: 0312126557
Untertitel: Explorations in the Relationship between Modern Art and Modern Literature. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan US
Erscheinungsdatum: September 1997
Format: gebunden
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