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Blaise Cendrars, Dix-neuf poèmes élastiques (1919): The Prosody of Orphism

Clive Scott

in Reading the Rhythm: The Poetics of French Free Verse 1910-1930

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158820
eISBN:
9780191673382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158820.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Blaise Cendrars' poetry, in particular his Dix-neuf poèmes élastiques and the prevailing prosody of Orphism surrounding his poetry. In this chapter, the elements of rhythm, ... More


The Onomastic Imagination

Craig Dworkin

in Radium of the Word: A Poetics of Materiality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226743424
eISBN:
9780226743738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226743738.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The logic of the name, compounded by Jacques Derrida’s specific understanding of the operation the signature, is the subject of this chapter, which looks at that ways in which proper names animate, ... More


Writing under the Influence

Michael Jackson

in The Other Shore: Essays on Writers and Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275249
eISBN:
9780520954823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275249.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

The story of Moravagine echoes its author's biography, which in turn kaleidoscopically reminds one of Arthur Rimbaud.Rimbaud died a few months after the amputation of his right leg; the narrator of ... More


Paris

Andrew Thacker

in Modernism, Space and the City: Outsiders and Affect in Paris, Vienna, Berlin, and London

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780748633470
eISBN:
9781474459754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633470.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores the affective pull that Paris exerted upon modernist writers and artists, attracting outsiders from around the globe to experience its cultural institutions and openness to ... More


The Poem-Scenario in the Interwar (1917–1928)

Christophe Wall-Romana

in Cinepoetry: Imaginary Cinemas in French Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245482
eISBN:
9780823252527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245482.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter makes a case study of a central subgenre in cinepoetry: the poem-scenario. Beginning in 1917, with a work by Apollinaire and Billy, up to the arrival of the Talkies, a number of poets ... More


Luminous Sores: The Pathic Receptacles of Modernism

Jed Rasula

in Acrobatic Modernism from the Avant-Garde to Prehistory

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198833949
eISBN:
9780191889813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833949.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on the transformative interface of modernity and modernism, with special attention to its visage as the “Machine Age.” The impact of modernization, combined with industrial ... More


A Typewriter Collecting Dust

Michael Jackson

in The Other Shore: Essays on Writers and Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275249
eISBN:
9780520954823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275249.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Most writers are all too familiar with the sense of disillusionment and disgust that overwhelms them when they return to passages that they believed had captured the vitality of an event, only to ... More


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