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This innovative book puts modernist literature in its cultural, intellectual, and global context, within the framework of the year 1913.
- Broadens the analysis of canonical texts and artistic events by showing their cultural and global parallels
- Examines a number of simultaneous artistic, literary, and political endeavours including those of Yeats, Pound, Joyce, Du Bois and Stravinsky
- Explores Pound's Personae next to Apollinaire's Alcools and Rilke's Spanish Trilogy, Edith Wharton's The Custom of the Country next to Proust's Swann's Way
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations.
Introduction: Modernism, Crisis, and Early Globalization.
1. The New in the Arts.
2. Collective Agencies.
3. Everyday Life and the New Episteme.
4. Learning to be Modern in 1913.
5. Global Culture and the Invention of the Other.
6. The Splintered Subject of Modernism.
7. At War with Oneself: The Last Cosmopolitan Travels of German and Austrian Modernism.
8. Modernism and the End of Nostalgia.
About the Author
Jean-Michel Rabaté is Vartan Gregorian Professor in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a leading figure among the generation of French theorists taught by Derrida and by Lacan. His books include the Blackwell Manifesto volume The Future of Theory (2002), The Ghosts of Modernity (1996), Joyce and the Politics of Egoism (2001), Jacques Lacan and Literature (2001), and Given: 1) Art, 2) Crime (2006). He has edited The Cambridge Companion to Jacques Lacan (2002), Writing the Image after Roland Barthes (1997), and the Palgrave Advances in James Joyce Studies (2004).