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The spouse combines a extensive grounding within the crucial texts and contexts of the modernist flow with the original insights of students whose careers were dedicated to the learn of modernism.

An crucial source for college students and academics of modernist literature and culture
Broad in scope and entire in coverage
Includes greater than 60 contributions from probably the most uncommon modernist students on each side of the Atlantic
Brings jointly entries on components of modernist tradition, modern highbrow and aesthetic pursuits, 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 staring at God
Pays shut cognizance to either British and American modernism

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Fundamentally, for Nietzsche as for Rimbaud, it is not only philosophy that must be radically transformed but the whole of life. In this radical critique, philosophy must begin by reflecting upon its most basic assumptions, beginning with truth (Nehemas 1985: 42–73). By attacking the universal principles on which philosophy relies, Nietzsche consequently demystifies science understood as our times’ way of being modern. It is no accident that Nietzsche insists that his book was badly written: the critique of the modern in the name of the modern demands less a logical effort than a literary one.

London: Faber and Faber. Stevens, Wallace (1997). Collected Poetry and Prose, ed. Frank Kermode and Joan Richardson. New York: Library of America. 28 Pericles Lewis Wilson, A. N. (2000). God’s Funeral: A Biography of Faith and Doubt in Western Civilization. New York: Ballantine. Woolf, Virginia (1966–7). Collected Essays, 4 vols. London: Hogarth Press. Wright. T. R. (2000). D. H. Lawrence and the Bible. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Yeats, W. B. (1989). The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats, rev.

Later in his life, Arnold celebrated poetry as an alternative source of religious inspiration: “The future of poetry is immense, because in poetry, where it is worthy of its high destinies, our race, as time goes on, will find an ever surer and surer stay. . Most of what now passes with us for religion and philosophy will be replaced by poetry” (Arnold, “The Study of Poetry,” in Buckler 1958: 501–2). Although the high moral and moralizing tone of Arnold’s prose marks him indelibly as the kind of “eminent Victorian” that modernists like Lytton Strachey would love to debunk, his near-equation of poetry and religion prefigures much in Eliot, Stevens, and other moderns.

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