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The Resource Modernism and Homer : the Odysseys of H.D., James Joyce, Osip Mandelstam, and Ezra Pound, Leah Culligan Flack

Modernism and Homer : the Odysseys of H.D., James Joyce, Osip Mandelstam, and Ezra Pound, Leah Culligan Flack

Label
Modernism and Homer : the Odysseys of H.D., James Joyce, Osip Mandelstam, and Ezra Pound
Title
Modernism and Homer
Title remainder
the Odysseys of H.D., James Joyce, Osip Mandelstam, and Ezra Pound
Statement of responsibility
Leah Culligan Flack
Title variation
Modernism & Homer
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This comparative study crosses multiple cultures, traditions, genres, and languages in order to explore the particular importance of Homer in the emergence, development, and promotion of modernist writing. It shows how and why the Homeric epics served both modernist formal experimentation, including Pound's poetics of the fragment and Joyce's sprawling epic novel, and sociopolitical critiques, including H.D.'s analyses of the cultural origins of twentieth-century wars and Mandelstam's poetic defiance of the totalitarian Stalinist regime. The book counters a long critical tradition that has recruited Homer to consolidate, champion and, more recently, chastise an elitist, masculine modernist canon. Departing from the tradition of reading these texts in isolation as mythic engagements with the Homeric epics, Leah Flack argues that ongoing dialogues with Homer helped these writers to mount their distinct visions of a cosmopolitan post-war culture that would include them as artists working on the margins of the Western literary tradition
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UkCbUP
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Flack, Leah Culligan
Dewey number
809/.9112
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.M54
LC item number
F64 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Classics after antiquity
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  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Literature, Modern
  • Homer
  • Joyce, James
  • Mandelʹshtam, Osip
  • Pound, Ezra
Label
Modernism and Homer : the Odysseys of H.D., James Joyce, Osip Mandelstam, and Ezra Pound, Leah Culligan Flack
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: making Homer new -- Part I. High Modernism and Homer: 1. 'To have gathered from the air a live tradition': Pound, Homer, modernism; 2. 'The reading of Homer was transformed into a fabulous event': defiance and delirium in Mandelstam's Russian Odyssey; 3. 'Damn Homer, Ulysses, Bloom and all the rest': 'Cyclops,' disorder, and myth -- Part II. Late Modernism and Homer: 4. 'ACTUALITY gets in front of Olympus': Pound's late visions and revisions of Homer; 5. 'What song is left to sing? All song is sung': H.D., Homer, modernism -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Russian text of Mandelstam's poems
Control code
CR9781316257654
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316257654
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Modernism and Homer : the Odysseys of H.D., James Joyce, Osip Mandelstam, and Ezra Pound, Leah Culligan Flack
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: making Homer new -- Part I. High Modernism and Homer: 1. 'To have gathered from the air a live tradition': Pound, Homer, modernism; 2. 'The reading of Homer was transformed into a fabulous event': defiance and delirium in Mandelstam's Russian Odyssey; 3. 'Damn Homer, Ulysses, Bloom and all the rest': 'Cyclops,' disorder, and myth -- Part II. Late Modernism and Homer: 4. 'ACTUALITY gets in front of Olympus': Pound's late visions and revisions of Homer; 5. 'What song is left to sing? All song is sung': H.D., Homer, modernism -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Russian text of Mandelstam's poems
Control code
CR9781316257654
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316257654
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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