A companion to modernist literature and culture by David Bradshaw, Kevin J. H. Dettmar

By David Bradshaw, Kevin J. H. Dettmar

The Companion combines a large grounding within the crucial texts and contexts of the modernist circulation with the original insights of students whose careers were dedicated to the research of modernism.

  • An crucial source for college kids and academics of modernist literature and culture
  • Broad in scope and entire in coverage
  • Includes greater than 60 contributions from essentially the most uncommon modernist students on each side of the Atlantic
  • Brings jointly entries on parts of modernist tradition, modern highbrow and aesthetic routine, and the entire genres of modernist writing and art
  • Features 25 essays at the sign texts of modernist literature, from James Joyce’s Ulysses to Zora Neal Hurston’s Their Eyes have been looking at God
  • Pays shut consciousness to either British and American modernism

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Critics saw liberalism as valuing private religious experience and morality at the expense of communal participation in rituals and sacraments and the recognition of God’s supernatural status. Against the optimism of such mainstream beliefs, the prophetic blasts of Friedrich Nietzsche and Fyodor Dostoyevsky heralded the arrival of modernism. Nietzsche announced the “death of God” not in his own voice but in that of his fictional madman in The Gay Science (1882). The madman proclaims: “After Buddha was dead, his shadow was still shown for centuries in a cave – a tremendous, gruesome shadow.

References and further reading Ahlstrom, Sidney E. (1972). A Religious History of the American People. : Yale University Press. Arnold, Matthew (1960–77). , ed. R. H. Super. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Arnold, Matthew (1979). The Poems of Matthew Arnold, ed. , ed. Miriam Allott. London: Longman. Auden, W. H. (1991). Collected Poems, ed. Edward Mendelson. New York: Random House. Baldwin, James (1998). Early Novels and Stories, ed. Toni Morrison. New York: Library of America. Barnes, Djuna (1961).

Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Nehemas, Alexander (1985). Nietzsche: Life as Literature. : Harvard University Press. Nietzsche, Friedrich (1983). Untimely Meditations, trans. H. J. Hollingdale. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Nietzsche, Friedrich (2000). The Birth of Tragedy, trans. Douglas Smith. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Nietzsche, Friedrich (2003). Writings from Late Notebooks, ed. Rüdiger Bittner, trans. Kate Sturge. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Nordau, Max (1895).

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