By Julian Murphet,Ronan McDonald,Sascha Morrell
The particular subject matters and matters tracked in Flann O'Brien & Modernism include characterization in branching narrative varieties; the ethics and paradoxes of naming; parody and homage; lies and deception; theatricality; sexuality; expertise and delivery; and the inevitable topic of drink and intoxication.
Taken jointly, those particular issues build a mosaic picture of O'Brien as an exemplary modernist auteur, abreast of the entire so much salient philosophical and technical matters affecting literary creation within the interval instantly ahead of and after international conflict Two.
By Mark Noble
By Elizabeth Anderson
By Sarah Davison
By Marjorie Perloff
Perloff explores works starting from Karl Kraus’s drama The final Days of Mankind and Elias Canetti’s memoir The Tongue Set Free to Ludwig Wittgenstein’s notebooks and Paul Celan’s lyric poetry. all through, she indicates that Austro-Modernist literature is characterised much less via the formal and technical innovations of a modernism ordinary to us within the paintings of Joyce and Pound, Dada and Futurism, than through an intensive irony underneath a possible traditional floor, an acute experience of exile, and a sensibility extra erotic and quixotic than that of its German contemporaries. Skeptical and dissatisfied, Austro-Modernism prefers to invite questions instead of formulate answers.
By Paul Ardoin,S. E. Gontarski,Laci Mattison
Despite renewed curiosity in Bergson, his impact continues to be understudied and therefore undervalued. whereas books reading the impression of Freud and James on Modernism abound, Bergson's impression, notwithstanding generally said, has been heavily tested even more not often. realizing Bergson, figuring out Modernism treatments this deficiency in 3 ways. First, it bargains shut readings and reviews of six pivotal texts. moment, it reassesses Bergson's effect on Modernism whereas additionally tracing his carrying on with significance to literature, media, and philosophy in the course of the 20th and into the twenty first century. In its ultimate part it offers a longer thesaurus of Bergsonian phrases, entire with vast examples and citations in their use throughout his texts. The word list additionally maps the impact of Bergson's paintings by means of together with entries on comparable writers, all of whom Bergson both corresponded with or critiqued.
By Rebecca Schuman
By Joshua L. Miller
By Kenneth Goldsmith
In addition to explaining his idea of uncreative writing, that's additionally the identify of his well known path on the collage of Pennsylvania, Goldsmith reads the paintings of writers who've taken up this problem. studying a variety of texts and methods, together with using Google searches to create poetry, the appropriation of court testimony, and the potential of robo-poetics, Goldsmith joins this fresh paintings to practices that date again to the early 20th century. Writers and artists corresponding to Walter Benjamin, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, and Andy Warhol embodied an ethos during which the development or perception of a textual content used to be simply as very important because the resultant textual content itself. through extending this custom into the electronic realm, uncreative writing bargains new methods of pondering identification and the making of meaning.
By Sarah Ann Wells