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A Good Life: Human rights and encounters with modernity

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ISBN: 9781922144669 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459938 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Ethnology
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This book is a story. It’s a story about ordinary people in very different parts of the world dealing with rapid change in the late twentieth and early twenty-first

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Fragmenting Modernism: Ford Madox Ford, the novel and the great war

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ISBN: 9780719060557 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Fragmenting Modernism is about Ford Madox Ford, a hero of the modernist literary revolution. Ford is a fascinating and fundamental figure of the time; not only because as a friend and critic of Ezra Pound and Joseph Conrad, editor of the 'English Review', and author of 'The Good Soldier', he shaped the development of literary modernism. But as the grandson of Ford Madox Brown, and son of a German music critic, he also manifested formative links with mainland European culture and the visual arts. In Ford there is the chance to explore continuity in artistic life at the turn of the century, as well as the more commonly identified pattern of crisis in the time. The argument throughout is that modernism possesses more than one face. Setting Ford in his cultural and historical context, the opening chapter debates the concept of fragmentation in modernism; later chapters discuss the notion of the personal narrative, and war writing. Ford's literary technique is studied comparatively, and plot summaries of his major books ('The Good Soldier' and 'Parade's End') are provided, as is a brief biography. Fragmenting Modernism will be useful for anyone studying the literature of the early twentieth century, impressionism or modernism in general terms, as well as for those who seek to investigate in detail one of the great polymorphous figures of the time.

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literature --- modernism --- art

Kafka and the Universal

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Book Series: Interdisciplinary German Cultural Studies ISSN: 1861-8030 ISBN: 9783110458114 Year: Volume: 21 Pages: 333 DOI: 10.1515/9783110458114 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Kafka`s work has been attributed a universal significance and is often regarded as the ultimate witness of the human condition in the twentieth century. Yet his work is also considered paradigmatic for the expression of the singular that cannot be subsumed under any generalization. This paradox engenders questions not only concerning the meaning of the universal as it manifests itself in (and is transformed by) Kafka`s writings but also about the expression of the singular in literary fiction as it challenges the opposition between the universal and the singular. The contributions in this volume approach these questions from a variety of perspectives. They are structured according to the following issues: ambiguity as a tool of deconstructing the pre-established philosophical meanings of the universal the concept of the law as a major symbol for the universal meaning of Kafka`s writings the presence of animals in Kafka`s texts the modernist mode of writing as challenge of philosophical concepts of the universal and the meaning and relevance of the universal in contemporary Kafka reception. This volume examines central aspects of the interplay between philosophy and literature.

Jan Walravens en het experiment

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Book Series: SEL ISBN: 9789038217079 Year: Pages: 229 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_413238 Language: Dutch;
Publisher: Academia Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Arts in general --- Social Sciences --- History of arts --- Performing Arts
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Jan Walravens (1920-1965) played a central role in Flemish literature as he introduced and facilitated literary experiments after the second world war. He was a leading essayist and literary critic, who wrote thousands of reviews showing the younger generation the way to French existentialism and to the international avant-garde. In addition to novels and shorter fiction, he published in-depth philosophical essays on Kierkegaard, Sade and Sartre. His international network of artistic relations turned him into a central figure in the Flemish literary world, a position he held until his untimely death at the age of forty-five. Jan Walravens and the Experiment presents ten essays that chart the various aspects of Walravens’ immense activity: his philosophical thinking on Sade, his relation with the visual arts, his position as an avant-gardist, his defense of poetry old and new, his view on the French nouveau roman, his novels, and his propagation of a new kind of literary diary. The authors have used the Walravens archive and unearthed some material that has never before been brought to the public’s attention, most notably the facsimile of a ‘cadavre exquis’ Walravens created with Albert Bontridder and Florent Welles.

Märchenadaptionen in Romanen und Novellen von Christoph Martin Wieland zu Thomas Mann - Eine exemplarische Untersuchung

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ISBN: 9783863953690 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2018-1105 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Linguistics
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This work deals with intertextual theories and investigates narrative texts (by Wieland, Novalis, Chamisso, Storm, Andersen and Thomas Mann) from the Enlightenment of the 18th century to Classical Modernism of the early 20th century. In addition to the fairytale requisites, the less obvious fairytale-like text structures, which show a connection between different literary genres (novella/novel and fairytale) and a confrontation between the fairytale-like and the fictitious-realistic, will also be examined. The relationship between the writing process of fairytale adaptation and literary modernity - a literary modernity that reflects a social modernity characterized by its social ambivalence and plurality (modernity as a macro epoch after Anke Lohmeier and Dirk von Petersdorff) - will be shown. The six narrative texts - Die Abentheuer des Don Sylvio von Rosalva, Die Lehrlinge zu Sais, Peter Schlemihls wundersame Geschichte, Der Schimmelreiter, Peer im Glück (as an excursion and outlook into contemporary European literature) and Königliche Hoheit - with their diversity of layers of meaning are regarded as modern narrative texts and represent various milestones in the development of the concept of modernity.

Treatise on the Marvelous for Prestigious Museums

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ISBN: 9781947447592 9781947447608 Year: Pages: 110 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0203.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Wrapped in modernist architect Marcel Breuer’s 1971 addition to the Cleveland Museum of Art, A Treatise on the Marvelous for Prestigious Museums considers the global ecological catastrophe by way of a speculative address to the art museums of the future, revisiting mid-century modes of site-specificity and speculative collage as utopian practices for the present. Written over the course of a decade, the book insists on the continuing importance of the New American Poetry and Language poetics, and includes work in the tradition of the ongoing serial poem and documentary poetics. This full color edition reproduces the maps, diagrams, and facsimiles that adorn the treatise.

Modernity without a Project

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ISBN: 9780692351260 Year: Pages: 212 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0087.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: History of arts
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Entering the 21st century, the postmodern succession has given way to a doom-laden, apolitical orthodoxy. This book offers suggestive readings of “the contemporary” in light of high modernity, postwar modernity, and postmodernity, as framed by the influential institutions of modern art and the spectacles of millennial architecture. Modernity without a Project critiques and connects historical avant-garde currents as they are institutionally expressed or captured, and scrutinizes the remake of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Minoru Yamasaki’s vanished Utopias, the “anarchitecture” of Lebbeus Woods, recent work of Rem Koolhaas, delirious developments in Dubai, and the unexpected contribution to architectural debate by the late Hugo Chavez

Eva

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ISBN: 9781787353329 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787353299 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Arts in general --- Performing Arts
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Eva, a 1927 novel by Dutch writer Carry van Bruggen, is an experiment in depicting a woman’s life from girlhood to marriage, and beyond, to sexual freedom and independence. At the same time, the narrative expresses Eva’s dawning sense of self and expanding subjectivity through a stream of consciousness told by a shifting narrator. Burdened all of her life by feelings of shame, at the end of the novel Eva overcomes this legacy of her upbringing and declares that it is ‘bodily desire that makes love acceptable’.

Changing Scenes: Encounters between European and Finnish Fin de Siècle

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Book Series: Studia Fennica Litteraria ISBN: 9789517464390 9517466129 9789522227683 Year: Pages: 218 DOI: 10.21435/sflit.1 Language: English
Publisher: Finnish Literature Society / SKS Grant: Helsinki University Library
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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"Six articles in Changing scenes represent the ongoing reassessment of fin de siècle literature in Finnish research. The period was seen in earlier research as something of a national renaissance or golden age and interpreted in the light of its national symbols and meanings. Only recently has more attention been paid to its international dimensions and its role in the modernisation of Finnish culture. In particular the spotlight has been trained on the reflection in Finnish literature of manifestations of the degeneration thinking so common in Europe at that time. Research has also picked out works and writers that featured less in earlier studies. One modernist Finnish poet, Neustadt Prize-winning Paavo Haavikko, is also examined in an article representing the latest Finnish research in this field.&#xD;"

Helsinki in Early Twentieth-Century Literature: Urban Experiences in Finnish Prose Fiction 1890-1940

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Book Series: Studia Fennica Litteraria ISBN: 9789522225481 9789522227430 9789522225672 Year: Pages: 244 DOI: 10.21435/sflit.8 Language: English
Publisher: Finnish Literature Society / SKS Grant: Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation and SKS
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Arts in general
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"Helsinki in Early Twentieth-Century Literature analyses experiences of the Finnish capital in prose fiction published in Finnish in the period 1890–&#xD;1940. It examines the relationships that are formed between Helsinki and&#xD;fictional characters, focusing, especially, on the way in which urban public&#xD;space is experienced. Particular attention is given to the description of&#xD;movement through urban space. The primary material consists of a selection of more than sixty novels, collections of short stories and individual&#xD;short stories. This study draws on two sets of theoretical frameworks: on&#xD;the one hand, the expanding field of literary studies of the city, and on the&#xD;other hand, concepts provided by humanistic and critical geography, as well&#xD;as by urban studies.&#xD;This study is the first monograph to examine Helsinki in literature written&#xD;in Finnish. It shows that rich descriptions of urban life have formed an&#xD;integral part of Finnish literature from the late nineteenth century onward.&#xD;Around the turn of the twentieth century, literary Helsinki was approached&#xD;from a variety of generic and thematic perspectives which were in close&#xD;dialogue with international contemporary traditions and age-old images&#xD;of the city, and defined by events typical of Helsinki’s own history. Helsinki&#xD;literature of the 1920s and 1930s further developed the defining traits that&#xD;took form around the turn of the century, adding a number of new thematic&#xD;and stylistic nuances. The city experience was increasingly aestheticized and internalized. As the centre of the city became less prominent in literature, the margins of the city and specific socially defined neighbourhoods gained in importance.&#xD;Many of the central characteristics of how Helsinki is experienced in the&#xD;literature published during this period remain part of the ongoing discourse&#xD;on literary Helsinki: Helsinki as a city of leisure and light, inviting dreamy&#xD;wanderings; the experience of a city divided along the fault lines of gender,&#xD;class and language; the city as a disorientating and paralyzing cesspit of vice; the city as an imago mundi, symbolic of the body politic; the city of everyday and often very mundane experiences, and the city that invites a profound sense of attachment – an environment onto which characters project their innermost sentiments."

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