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Reconfiguring Modernism

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The essence of Modernism - the aesthetic and intellectual movement that virtually reinvented art and literature at the turn of the twentieth century - is the thrust of the latest volume from Daniel R. Schwarz. In Reconfiguring Modernism, Schwarz suggests diverse directions for studying the relationship between modern art and modern literature. Bringing together thirty years of experience on the subject and drawing upon specific texts and paintings, Schwarz proposes interrelationships between such striking pairs ...
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Overview

The essence of Modernism - the aesthetic and intellectual movement that virtually reinvented art and literature at the turn of the twentieth century - is the thrust of the latest volume from Daniel R. Schwarz. In Reconfiguring Modernism, Schwarz suggests diverse directions for studying the relationship between modern art and modern literature. Bringing together thirty years of experience on the subject and drawing upon specific texts and paintings, Schwarz proposes interrelationships between such striking pairs of artists as Gauguin and Joseph Conrad, Manet and Henry James, and Cezanne and T. S. Eliot, as well as a triptych consisting of Picasso, Stevens, and Joyce. He focuses on the high Modernist period from 1890 to 1940 and examines the way in which we "read" paintings as narrative. Reconfiguring Modernism provocatively discusses the reading of intertextual relationships between modern painters and modern authors, and sheds new light on the influence of African, Asian, and Pacific cultures on European Modernism.
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Editorial Reviews

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“[In] Reconfiguring Modernism, Schwarz has initiated a dialogue between literature and the other arts that should, in his words, "open the doors and windows of literature" to diverse points of view.” —Clio

“...a model balance of intellectual acuity and critical generosity...” —Jourbanal of English and Germanic Philology

Journal of English and Germanic Philology
A model balance of intellectual acuity and critical generosity...
From The Critics
A model balance of intellectual acuity and critical generosity...
Journal of English and Germanic Philology
A model balance of intellectual acuity and critical generosity...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312126605
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/15/1997
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Marco Rimanelli is Associate Professor of European and Security Studies at Saint Leo College in Florida.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction: Reconfiguring Modernism 1
1 "I Was the World in Which I Walked": The Transformation of the British Novel, 1890-1930 23
2 Manet, James's The Turn of the Screw, and the Voyeuristic Imagination 49
3 The Influence of Gauguin on Conrad's Heart of Darkness 79
4 Cezanne and Eliot: The Classical Temper and the Unity of Eliot's Gerontion 99
5 Painting Texts, Authoring Paintings: The Dance of Modernism 133
6 Searching for Modernism's Genetic Code: Picasso, Joyce, and Stevens as a Cultural Configuration 179
7 "Spiritually Inquisitive Images": Stevens's Reading of Modern Painting 201
Bibliography 223
Index 231
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