Fragmentary modernism : the classical fragment in literary and visual cultures, c.1896-c.1936 / Nora Goldschmidt.

Goldschmidt, Nora [Browse]
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2023.
1 online resource (xiii, 222 pages) : illustrations.


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'Fragmentary Modernism' has been called the 'apotheosis of the fragment' in the art and writing of modernism. Modernism and classical scholarship are often seen to be entirely separate spheres of activity, but a complex network of interaction bound the two together, shaping how we still consume and interpret the fragments of antiquity today.
Also issued in print: 2023.
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  • Cover
  • Fragmentary Modernism: The Classical Fragment in Literary and Visual Cultures, c.1896-c.1936
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contents
  • List of Figures
  • Abbreviations and Note on the Text
  • Introduction
  • Modernism
  • Fragments
  • Fragmentary Modernism
  • 1: Papyrus
  • I. Wharton's Sappho and the 'Fayum Fragments'
  • II. The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus
  • III. Papyrologies of Modernism
  • 2: Editions
  • I. Bücheler, Petronius, and The Waste Land
  • II. Diels, Heraclitus, and the Epigraph to Four Quartets
  • III. Fragmenting Homer in Canto I
  • 3: Inscriptional Modernism
  • I. The Hall of Inscriptions
  • II. 'fragments and references to lost fragments': H. D., Mackail, and the Anthology
  • III. Paper Trail: Pound's 'Homage to Quintus Septimius Florentis Christianus' and the Delapidarisation of Epigram
  • 4: Modernism and the Museum: Making, Consuming, and Displaying Sculptural Fragments in the British Museum
  • I. 'a fraud upon the public': Restoration and Derestoration
  • II. 'those damn Greeks': Modernists in the Museum
  • 5: Archaeologisms
  • I. Modernist Archaeologies
  • II. 'sleeping under the foundations of the Parthenon': The Archaics and the Moderns
  • III. Reconstituting Knossos
  • Postscript: After Modernism
  • Bibliography
  • Index.
  • 0-19-195427-6
  • 0-19-267816-7
  • 0-19-267815-9
  • 1410593376
  • 1407570603
  • 10.1093/oso/9780192863409.001.0001
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