Brill's companion to the reception of classics in international modernism and the avant-garde / edited by Adam J. Goldwyn and James Nikopoulos.

  • Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]
  • ©2017
xi, 320 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.


  • Brill's companions to classical reception ; v. 9. [More in this series]
  • Brill's companions to classical reception ; volume 9
Summary note
Brill's Compantion to the Reception of Classics in International Modernism and the Avant-Garde' examines how the writers and artists who lived from roughly the last quarter of the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth sought to build a new world from the ashes of one marked by two world wars, global economic depression, the rise of nationalism, and the collapse of empires. By surveying the modernist appropriation of Ancient Greece and Rome, the fourteen chapters in this volume demonstrate how the Classics, as foundational texts of the old order, were nevertheless adapted to suit the stylistic innovation and formal experimentation that characterized modernist and avant-garde literature and art.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: modernist studies at the crossroads of classical reception: Seferis reads Eliot and Cavafy / Adam J. Goldwyn and James Nikopoulos -- The female colossus in the new world: innovations on a classical motif in Jose Marti's Modernismo / Tyler Fisher and Jenni Lehtinen -- Educating the "perfect imagist": Greek literature and classical scholarship in the poetry of H.D. / Bryan Brinkman and Bartholomew Brinkman -- Creating the modern rhapsode: the classics as world literature as in Ezra Pound's Cantos / Adam J. Goldwyn -- From ithaca to Magna Graecia, Icaria and Hyperborea : some aspects of the classical tradition in the Serbian avant-garde / Bojan Jovic -- Gods, heroes, and myths: the use of classical imagery in Spanish avant-garde prose / Juan Herrero-Senes -- The classical ideal in Fernando Pessoa / Kenneth David Jackson -- "Ulysses' island": nostos as exile in Salvatore Quasimodo's poetry / Ernesto Livorni -- Jean Cocteau, Orphee, and the shock of the old / David Hammerbeck -- The classical past and 'the history of ourselves': Laura Riding's Trojan woman / Anett Jessop -- Platonic eros and the "soul-leading" in C. S. Lewis / Samuel Baker -- The Heideggerian origins of a post-Platonist Plato / William H.F. Altman -- Albert Camus' Hellenic heart, between Saint Augustine and Hegel / Matthew Sharpe -- A modernist poet alludes to an ancient historian: George Seferis and Thucydides / Polina Tambakaki -- The Wisdom of Myth: Eliot's "Ulysses, Order, and Myth" / James Nikopoulos.
  • 9789004276505 ((hardcover : alkaline paper))
  • 9004276505 ((hardcover : alkaline paper))
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  • 40026721050
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