1913 by P-Wiley


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Author: Jean-Michael Rabate

Edition: 1

This innovative book puts modernist literature in its cultural, intellectual, and global context, within the
framework of the year 1913.Broadens the analysis of canonical texts and artistic events by showing their
cultural and global parallels Examines a number of simultaneous artistic, literary, and political endeavours
including those of Yeats, Pound, Joyce, Du Bois and Stravinsky Explores Pound's Personae next to
Apollinaire's Alcools and Rilke's Spanish Trilogy, Edith Wharton's The Custom of the Country next to
Proust's Swann's Way

"While reading Rabatk's book I constantly had in mind Theodor Adorno's remark to Walter Benjamin
about the latter's habit of 'occult adjacentism'. Adorno, of course, meant this as a damning criticism of his
friend's method in the Arcades project, but it beautifully describes the effect of 1913 and its kaleidoscopic
presentation of a world that troublingly-uncannily-intimates our own." (MLR, April 2009)"Rabate offers
scholars and students a new portrait of cosmopolitan modernism to contemplate, making a study of
globalization central to his understanding of the period's literary and artistic endeavors."

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