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1922
Literature, Culture, Politics

Gabrielle McIntire, Judith Ryan, Andre Benhaim, Paul North, Angeliki Spiropoulou, Genevieve Abravanel, Christine Poggi, Jonathan P. Eburne, Alastair Renfrew, Michelle Clayton, Matt Wilson Smith, Elizabeth A. Mosimann, Gregg Lambert, Ádám Takáacs, Steven Meyer, Tracy McNulty, Marc Manganaro
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  • Date Published: March 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107040540

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  • 1922: Literature, Culture, Politics examines key aspects of culture and history in 1922, a year made famous by the publication of several modernist masterpieces, such as T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land and James Joyce's Ulysses. Individual chapters written by leading scholars offer new contexts for the year's significant works of art, philosophy, politics, and literature. 1922 also analyzes both the political and intellectual forces that shaped the cultural interactions of that privileged moment. Although this volume takes post-World War I Europe as its chief focus, American artists and authors also receive thoughtful consideration. In its multiplicity of views, 1922 challenges misconceptions about the 'Lost Generation' of cultural pilgrims who flocked to Paris and Berlin in the 1920s, thus stressing the wider influence of that momentous year.

    • New approaches to famous or canonical texts by renowned scholars
    • New critical tools to analyze the cultural dynamics of 1922
    • A more comprehensive survey of that year than has ever been provided
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    • Date Published: March 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107040540
    • length: 295 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 162 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Uncanny semblables and serendipitous publications: T. S. Eliot's The Criterion and The Waste Land and James Joyce's Ulysses Gabrielle McIntire
    2. Rilke's Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus Judith Ryan
    3. Odd encounters: from Marcel Proust's Sodome et Gomorrhe to Albert Cohen's 'Projections ou Après-Minuit à Genève' Andre Benhaim
    4. Castle logic: hints in Kafka's novel Paul North
    5. In or about 1922: Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, and modern fiction Angeliki Spiropoulou
    6. Anglophones in Paris: Gertrude Stein and the aesthetics of collaboration Genevieve Abravanel
    7. Circa 1922: art, technology, and the activated beholder Christine Poggi
    8. Dada, futurism, and Raymond Roussel Jonathan P. Eburne
    9. The beginning and the end: the formalist paradigm in literary study Alastair Renfrew
    10. Hispanic watershed:
    1922 in Latin America Michelle Clayton
    11. Restoration dramas: Hofmannsthal's The Great World Theater of Salzburg and Cocteau's Antigone Matt Wilson Smith
    12. Postwar new feminisms: May Sinclair and Colette Elizabeth A. Mosimann
    13. Durée et simultanéité and Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus: time and logic in 1922 Gregg Lambert
    14. Marxism in revolution: Georg Lukács's History and Class Consciousness and Karl Korsch's Marxism and Philosophy Ádám Takáacs
    15. Principles of Relativity: Whitehead v. Russell Steven Meyer
    16. Modernist political theologies: Carl Schmitt's Political Theology (1922) and Walter Benjamin's 'Critique of Violence' (1921) Tracy McNulty
    17. Frazer's The Golden Bough and Malinowski's Argonauts of the Western Pacific: anthropology in 1922 Marc Manganaro.

  • Editor

    Jean-Michel Rabaté, University of Pennsylvania
    Jean-Michel Rabaté, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania since 1992, is a curator of Slought Foundation, a Philadelphia gallery that he co-founded. He is also an editor of the Journal of Modern Literature and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has authored or edited more than thirty books on modernism, psychoanalysis and philosophy. Recent books include Crimes of the Future and The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and Psychoanalysis (Cambridge, 2014). Forthcoming is The Value of Samuel Beckett.

    Contributors

    Gabrielle McIntire, Judith Ryan, Andre Benhaim, Paul North, Angeliki Spiropoulou, Genevieve Abravanel, Christine Poggi, Jonathan P. Eburne, Alastair Renfrew, Michelle Clayton, Matt Wilson Smith, Elizabeth A. Mosimann, Gregg Lambert, Ádám Takáacs, Steven Meyer, Tracy McNulty, Marc Manganaro

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