1922: Literature, Culture, Politics by Jean-Michel Rabaté

By Jean-Michel Rabaté

1922: Literature, tradition, Politics examines key points of tradition and historical past in 1922, a yr made recognized through the booklet of numerous modernist masterpieces, corresponding to T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land and James Joyce's Ulysses. person chapters written by means of major students provide new contexts for the year's major artworks, philosophy, politics, and literature. 1922 additionally analyzes either the political and highbrow forces that formed the cultural interactions of that privileged second. even if this quantity takes post-WWI Europe as its leader concentration, American artists and authors additionally obtain considerate attention. In its multiplicity of perspectives, 1922 demanding situations misconceptions concerning the "Lost Generation" of cultural pilgrims who flocked to Paris and Berlin within the Nineteen Twenties, therefore stressing the broader effect of that momentous 12 months.

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It was mainly Katharina who conducted the reading course. 9 Following his visit he wrote: “This time I really saw Weimar, the Goethe archive, the ‘garden house,’ the Widow’s Palace and Tiefurt House; … Goethe was gracious to me for the first time – you know that I kept no altar for him” (letter of September 28, 1911; Altheim 1950a, 314). Goethe’s “Euphrosyne” (1799) is a mourning poem in memory of a young actress, Christiane Becker, whose last acting role had been that of the grace “Euphrosyne” (meaning mirth or merriment), daughter of the muse of memory, Mnemosyne.

M. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1975. ” In Geist and Zeitgeist. New York: Counterpoint, 2002. Reprint, New York: Bison Books, 1988. New York: Random House, 1934. New York: George Braziller, 1969. Reprint, Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin, 1937. Roberts, David. The Total Work of Art in European Modernism. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2011. London: Macmillan, 1922. 1922. Reprint, New York: Routledge, 1988. Eliot’s the Criterion, and The Waste Land and James Joyce’s Ulysses Gabrielle McIntire Stationed in the intimacy of their minds, and sometimes in the minds of the other characters, we see through their eyes and hear through their ears what happens and what is said around them.

In The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce. Edited by Derek Attridge, 49–66. 1990. Reprint, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. New York: The Viking Press, 1957. Chapter 2 Rilke’s Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus Judith Ryan I would like to begin this essay on Rilke and 1922 with a thought experiment. Kassner’s books will elucidate the difficulties of the poem much better than notes of mine could do; and I recommend them (apart from the great interest of the books themselves) to any who think such elucidation of the poem worth the trouble.

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