Modernism in Poetry: Motivation, Structures and Limits / Edition 1

Modernism in Poetry: Motivation, Structures and Limits / Edition 1

by Ranier Emig

ISBN-10: 0582239206

ISBN-13: 9780582239203

Pub. Date: 12/15/1995

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

Product Details

Publication date:
Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 8.59(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

1Problems of the Sign: Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-89)10
1The changing concepts of the sign10
2A poetry of struggle12
3Signification as appropriation: 'inscape'13
4Signification as distancing21
5The empty sign: signification and 'selving'27
6Modernist Hopkins33
2The Symbolic Approach and its Limits: W.B. Yeats (1865-1939)37
1The functions of the symbol37
2Symbols and symbolism in Yeats's early poems39
3Objective symbolism44
4Subjective symbolism46
5Symbols and history50
6The limit of the symbol: imagination55
3From Metaphor to Metonymy: T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)61
1The birth of modernism61
2The structure of the metaphor63
3Metaphors in Eliot's early poetry65
4The structure and effects of the metonymy69
5Absence as structure: The Waste Land73
6From network to pattern: Four Quartets80
4Modernism and Myth: Ezra Pound (1885-1972)88
1Myth as frame and supplement88
2Personae and myth in Pound's early poems93
3Fragments of culture99
4Imagism as anti-mythical myth-making106
5The trap of tradition: Hugh Selwyn Mauberley110
6The materiality of The Cantos113
7The order of The Cantos: archive and periplous115
8Self-inflicted blindness and the power of modernism118
5Modernist Poetry as a Universal Compensation Strategy123
1Internal problems and lost outsides123
2Strategies of stabilisation124
3Approaching the limits of modernism129
6Modernist Poetry and Psychoanalysis133
1Poetry and psychoanalysis: intersections of the modernist project133
2Poetry's synthetic consciousness and psychoanalytic concepts of the self136
3The writer and his doubles141
4Metaphor, metonymy, symbol and their psychoanalytic counterparts148
5Signs of desire / the desire of signs167
7Towards an Economy of the Modernist Poem172
1The text as an economy of meaning172
2The stability of the mirror173
3Artificial creation: symbolic values179
4Stable investments: reification185
5Conspicuous waste: loss and dissolution as limits of modernism191
8Modernist Poetry and Language Philosophy207
1Cognition and language207
2Nietzsche's radical redefinition of truth209
3Wittgenstein's distrust of language216
4Heidegger: language as the house of Being222
Defying Conclusions: Opening up Modernism237

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