By Eliot, Thomas Stearns; Eliot, Thomas S.; Pound, Ezra; Pound, Ezra; Yeats, William Butler; Yeats, William B.; Pound, Ezra; Yeats, Yeats William Butler.; Eliot, Eliot Thomas Stearns.; Surette, Leon
From the again hide of "The delivery of Modernism" - within the delivery of Modernism, Leon Surrete deals a thorough revision of our knowing of excessive modernism. He develops a portrait of Modernism that demonstrates its continuity with American transcendentalism, French symbolisme, and English aestheticism and records, for the 1st time, the origins of modernist aesthetics within the occult. Yeats' occultism has lengthy been stated, yet this is often the 1st learn to teach that Pound's early intimacy with Yeats was once dependent mostly on a shared curiosity within the occult sciences, and that Pound's epic of the trendy age, The Cantos, is a deeply occult paintings
Read or Download The birth of modernism : Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, W.B. Yeats, and the occult PDF
Similar history & criticism books
Myth is among the such a lot seen genres in pop culture - we see the production of magical and imagined worlds and characters in every kind of media, with very powerful fan bases in tow. This most recent consultant within the winning Bloomsbury Must-Read sequence covers paintings from a variety of authors: Tolkien, Philip Pullman, Terry Pratchett, Michael Moorcock, Rudyard Kipling and C.
From the again hide of "The start of Modernism" - within the delivery of Modernism, Leon Surrete bargains an intensive revision of our knowing of excessive modernism. He develops a portrait of Modernism that demonstrates its continuity with American transcendentalism, French symbolisme, and English aestheticism and files, for the 1st time, the origins of modernist aesthetics within the occult.
In figuring out Louise Erdrich, Seema Kurup bargains a complete research of this seriously acclaimed local American novelist whose paintings stands as a testomony to the fight of the Ojibwe humans to outlive colonization and modern reservation lifestyles. Kurup lines in Erdrich's oeuvre the subject matter of colonization, either old and cultural, and its lasting results, beginning with a number of the novels of the affection medication epic, the nationwide publication Award-winning The around condo, The Birchbark residence sequence of kid's literature, the memoirs The Blue Jays Dance and Books and Island in Ojibwe nation, and chosen poetry.
Extra resources for The birth of modernism : Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, W.B. Yeats, and the occult
1-18). " The Cantos were designed as an esoteric poem lacking an exoteric surface or packaging. They can be understood only esoterically, only by initiates. The purpose of The Cantos was to herald the new age that was impatiently awaited by the whole nineteenth century, by Spencerians, Marxists, and Fabians, as well as by occultists. The esoteric content of the poem is not just - or even principally - an ineffable or metaphysical revelation; rather, it is the hidden dynamic of world history. Alas, Pound's belief that he understood the au dela, the world, and history was a fantasy.
Yeats's Vision is an unmistakably metahistorical work and is modelled in important respects on Blavatsky's Secret Doctrine, itself a pot-pourri of Paracelsus, Swedenborg, Fabre d'Olivet, and others. Pound's Cantos are an obvious candidate for inclusion in this group. The Cantos claim to embody an economic explanation of historical event. However, Pound's epic belongs to secret history rather than metahistory. The historical patterns surveyed in The Cantos are not at all deterministic or even providential.
Since the content of the secret tradition is ex hypothesi ineffable, the very notion of such scholarship might seem inconsistent. As Evelyn Underhill puts it (speaking of the mystic), true knowledge is "the piercing vision of the desirous heart" rather than "the squirrel-work of the industrious brain" ( 1960, 13). But even Underhill devotes her life to "squirrel work," making arguments for the facticity of mystic visions and collecting reports on these visions in the hope of leading others to similar illumination.