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French Studies
The volume contains rewarding nuggets of intellectual history and scholarly reflection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558495302
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
  • Publication date: 5/24/2006
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : a violence from within 1
Pontigny-en-Amerique 19
The vision of Helen Patch 37
The OSS pays a visit 43
The philosophical model of a counter-institution 46
Reflections on Wallace Stevens at Mount Holyoke 61
Thoughts on Wallace Stevens's contribution at Pontigny-en-Amerique : response to Cavell 80
Postscript : response to Mehlman 84
Henry Church and the literary magazine Mesures : "the American resource" 89
Romantic reverberations 105
Robert Motherwell and the modern painter's world 114
The critical moment : Lionello Venturi in America 122
Medievalism and Pontigny 141
Gustave Cohen at Pont-Holyoke : the drama of belonging to France 145
The tiger leaps : Louis Aragon, Gustave Cohen, and the poetry of resistance 162
Poetry and reality : Roman O. Jakobson and Claude Levi-Strauss 173
Jacques Hadamard and creativity in the sciences 185
A tale of two Iliads 207
Hannah Arendt on action and violence with reference to Simone Weil and Rachel Bespaloff on Homer's Iliad : a conversation 220
Concerning the label emigrant : Brecht's Conversations in exile and the century of refugees 240
Rachel Bespaloff and the nostalgia for the instant 251
Rediscovering Rachel Bespaloff 260
Searching for Rachel Bespaloff 264
Blend and belong 268
Memories of Rachel Bespaloff 271
Pauvre Rachel 273
Conclusion : encounters of hope 279
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