Defining Modernism: Baudelaire and Nietzsche on Romanticism, Modernity, Decadence and Wagner / Edition 2

Defining Modernism: Baudelaire and Nietzsche on Romanticism, Modernity, Decadence and Wagner / Edition 2

by Andrea Gogrof-Voorhees
     
 

ISBN-10: 082043793X

ISBN-13: 9780820437934

Pub. Date: 01/01/2004

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

Defining Modernism investigates the intellectual connections among three leading nineteenth-century European modernists - Baudelaire, Nietzsche, and Richard Wagner. Through a close reading of Baudelaire’s and Nietzsche’s essays on art and culture, Wagner’s role in the two writers’ attempts to define the radically new concept of «modernism

Overview

Defining Modernism investigates the intellectual connections among three leading nineteenth-century European modernists - Baudelaire, Nietzsche, and Richard Wagner. Through a close reading of Baudelaire’s and Nietzsche’s essays on art and culture, Wagner’s role in the two writers’ attempts to define the radically new concept of «modernism» is elucidated. Gogröf-Voorhees explores the affinity between the two writers, which emerges from a juxtaposition of their formulations of the idea of a fractured, contradictory modernity that at once embraces, scatters, and reevaluates an entire constellation of ideas, including romanticism, pessimism, decadence, and nihilism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820437934
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Series:
Studies in Literary Criticism and Theory, #8
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
201
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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