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Modernism and Magic: Experiments with Spiritualism, Theosophy and the Occult

Leigh Wilson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748627691
eISBN:
9780748684441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627691.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

While the engagement of modernist artists with the occult has been approached by critics as the result of a loss of faith in representation, as an attempt to draw on science as the primary discourse ... More


Before Daybreak: After the Race and the Origins of Joyce's Art

Coilin Owens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042473
eISBN:
9780813051567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042473.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

“After the Race” registers James Joyce's personal anxieties and rivalries on the verge of his emigration from Dublin. In the figure of Villona, the detached and gifted musician, Joyce sketches his ... More


The Infernal

Cóilín Owens

in Before Daybreak: After the Race and the Origins of Joyce's Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042473
eISBN:
9780813051567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042473.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

From folkloric, theosophical, Pauline, and Dantean perspectives, “After the Race” interrogates various claims of access to “the hidden mysteries of nature.” Its resemblance to the Irish folktale, ... More


A ‘Subtle Metamorphosis’: Sound, Mimesis and Transformation

Leigh Wilson

in Modernism and Magic: Experiments with Spiritualism, Theosophy and the Occult

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748627691
eISBN:
9780748684441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627691.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter continues and extends the argument of chapter 2 by considering the role of sound in modernist innovation. Beginning with the problem of sound in experimental work through Pound's writing ... More


“Born Anew”: W. B. Yeats’s “Eastern” Turn in the 1930s

Charles I. Armstrong

in Yeats, Philosophy, and the Occult

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781942954255
eISBN:
9781786944160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954255.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This essay looks at how Yeats consistently associated what he conceived of as “Eastern” thought with themes of rebirth and fresh beginnings, as well as a form of disinterestedness. This nexus is ... More


Threshold Figures: 1887–1890

Alexander Bubb

in Meeting Without Knowing It: Kipling and Yeats at the Fin de Siècle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198753872
eISBN:
9780191815669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753872.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Like Chapter 2, this chapter is also premised on a journey: the re-migration of Yeats (in 1887) and Kipling (in 1889) to London in pursuit of literary fame. However, it also considers the two men ... More


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