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

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  • ISBN-13: 9780582239203
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 12/15/1995
  • Series: Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 8.59 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Problems of the Sign: Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-89) 10
1 The changing concepts of the sign 10
2 A poetry of struggle 12
3 Signification as appropriation: 'inscape' 13
4 Signification as distancing 21
5 The empty sign: signification and 'selving' 27
6 Modernist Hopkins 33
2 The Symbolic Approach and its Limits: W.B. Yeats (1865-1939) 37
1 The functions of the symbol 37
2 Symbols and symbolism in Yeats's early poems 39
3 Objective symbolism 44
4 Subjective symbolism 46
5 Symbols and history 50
6 The limit of the symbol: imagination 55
3 From Metaphor to Metonymy: T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) 61
1 The birth of modernism 61
2 The structure of the metaphor 63
3 Metaphors in Eliot's early poetry 65
4 The structure and effects of the metonymy 69
5 Absence as structure: The Waste Land 73
6 From network to pattern: Four Quartets 80
4 Modernism and Myth: Ezra Pound (1885-1972) 88
1 Myth as frame and supplement 88
2 Personae and myth in Pound's early poems 93
3 Fragments of culture 99
4 Imagism as anti-mythical myth-making 106
5 The trap of tradition: Hugh Selwyn Mauberley 110
6 The materiality of The Cantos 113
7 The order of The Cantos: archive and periplous 115
8 Self-inflicted blindness and the power of modernism 118
5 Modernist Poetry as a Universal Compensation Strategy 123
1 Internal problems and lost outsides 123
2 Strategies of stabilisation 124
3 Approaching the limits of modernism 129
6 Modernist Poetry and Psychoanalysis 133
1 Poetry and psychoanalysis: intersections of the modernist project 133
2 Poetry's synthetic consciousness and psychoanalytic concepts of the self 136
3 The writer and his doubles 141
4 Metaphor, metonymy, symbol and their psychoanalytic counterparts 148
5 Signs of desire / the desire of signs 167
7 Towards an Economy of the Modernist Poem 172
1 The text as an economy of meaning 172
2 The stability of the mirror 173
3 Artificial creation: symbolic values 179
4 Stable investments: reification 185
5 Conspicuous waste: loss and dissolution as limits of modernism 191
8 Modernist Poetry and Language Philosophy 207
1 Cognition and language 207
2 Nietzsche's radical redefinition of truth 209
3 Wittgenstein's distrust of language 216
4 Heidegger: language as the house of Being 222
Defying Conclusions: Opening up Modernism 237
Bibliography 247
Index 264
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