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. Spain in Translation and Revision: Spender, Altolaguirre, and Lorca in British Literary Culture

Gayle Rogers

in Modernism and the New Spain: Britain, Cosmopolitan Europe, and Literary History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199914975
eISBN:
9780199980192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199914975.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the efforts of Stephen Spender, Manuel Altolaguirre, and several of their associates to create a European anti-fascist poetic community for which the bonds between the Auden ... More


‘The Guts of the Living’: Auden and Spender in the 1930s

Michael O'Neill

in The All-Sustaining Air: Romantic Legacies and Renewals in British, American, and Irish Poetry since 1900

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199299287
eISBN:
9780191715099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299287.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the poetry of W. H. Auden and Stephen Spender, exploring the complicated response of both to the Romantic bequest. The first section focuses on a variety of texts by Auden, ... More


‘The savage and austere light of a burning world’: The Cinematic Blitz

Lara Feigel

in Literature, Cinema and Politics 1930-1945: Reading Between the Frames

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639502
eISBN:
9780748652938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639502.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the British literature responding to the cinematic and photographic qualities of the Blitz. The cinematic properties of the Blitz were perhaps best captured in literature by ... More


Camera Consciousness

Lara Feigel

in Literature, Cinema and Politics 1930-1945: Reading Between the Frames

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639502
eISBN:
9780748652938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639502.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the 1930s experiments with camera consciousness. Christopher Isherwood has Edward Upward's tutor's capacity to magnify and distort objects. The hyperreality of 1930s Germany is ... More


Sixteen. An Old Religion, Two Champions, and a New Symphony

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

The late 1940s brought Schuman back in touch with his Jewish roots through various encounters and queries that occurred. Leonard Bernstein, in particular, was in a state of wonderment at the birth of ... More


The Rasputin Years

Vincent Giroud

in Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199399895
eISBN:
9780199399932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399895.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Nabokov’s first opera, on a libretto he wrote jointly with Spender, was premiered, as Rasputin’s End, in Louisville, in 1958, and, in a revised and expanded version, in Cologne the following year. In ... More


Metropolitan Modernism and Its West Indian Interlocutors

Peter J. Kalliney

in Commonwealth of Letters: British Literary Culture and the Emergence of Postcolonial Aesthetics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199977970
eISBN:
9780199346189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977970.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Four examines the BBC's role as a major patron of Caribbean writing in the 1950s and 60s through Caribbean Voices, a weekly literary program. Using extensive archival sources, this chapter ... More


Culture Generalissimo

Vincent Giroud

in Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199399895
eISBN:
9780199399932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399895.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Nabokov’s next initiative was the organization of another festival, in Rome in 1954, this time devoted largely to new music, and in which, in addition to Stravinsky, friends such as Blacher and ... More


Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy

Greg Barnhisel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162302
eISBN:
9780231538626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162302.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book reveals how the U.S. government reconfigured modernism as a trans-Atlantic movement, a joint endeavor between American and European artists, and shows that this had profound implications ... More


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