A companion to modernist literature and culture by David Bradshaw, Kevin J. H. Dettmar

By David Bradshaw, Kevin J. H. Dettmar

The Companion combines a large grounding within the crucial texts and contexts of the modernist circulation with the original insights of students whose careers were dedicated to the examine of modernism.

  • An crucial source for college students and lecturers of modernist literature and culture
  • Broad in scope and entire in coverage
  • Includes greater than 60 contributions from essentially the most extraordinary modernist students on each side of the Atlantic
  • Brings jointly entries on components of modernist tradition, modern highbrow and aesthetic routine, and all of the 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 observing God
  • Pays shut cognizance to either British and American modernism

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Her Defence of Idealism starts with a vigorous account of Freudian and Jungian philosophies. For Sinclair, a few principles stand out as she tries to negotiate between the two schools (as a founder of two London psychoanalytic schools, Sinclair was painfully aware of the division in two camps): the Unconscious, which she connects with Schopenhauer’s Will-to-live; Sublimation, seen as the right way to progress and not regress via neurosis; the sense of human agency or responsibility mediating between instincts and the higher goals set by culture.

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Darwin’s emphasis on the role of chance in evolution contradicted Christian beliefs that the universe had been designed by an intelligent, benevolent creator, while his emphasis on what his contemporary Herbert Spencer called “survival of the fittest” heightened Victorian anxieties about the violence of “nature, red in tooth and claw” (Tennyson). Perhaps the most significant blow to biblical literalism, however, came from the work of scholars who sought to explain biblical events through the techniques of modern historical scholarship and employed textual criticism to show the multiple authorship, over a long period of time, of the Bible itself.

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