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Guillaume Apollinaire, Calligrammes (1918): The Prosody of the Visual

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/9780198158820.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Guillaume Apollinaire's calligrams. This chapter attempts to make reference to some of the devices and effects found in contemporary visual art, and in particular, in the ... 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


A Stranger in Prague: Writing and the Politics of Identity in Apollinaire, Nezval, and Camus

Alfred Thomas

in Prague Palimpsest: Writing, Memory, and the City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226795409
eISBN:
9780226795416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226795416.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the reinvention of Prague as a modernist metropolis, focusing on the seminal influence of Guillaume Apollinaire's story “Le Passant de Prague” on avant-garde Czech writers 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


Vertiginous Aspiration

Paul Haacke

in The Vertical Imagination and the Crisis of Transatlantic Modernism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198851448
eISBN:
9780191886034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851448.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter shows how the aesthetics of vertiginous aspiration and ironic transcendence became central for European writers who have come to be recognized as canonical modernists. It focuses in ... More


Parisian Debuts and World War I

Colin Roust

in Georges Auric: A Life in Music and Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190607777
eISBN:
9780190607807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607777.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In 1913, Georges Auric and his family moved to Paris, where he studied for one year at the Conservatoire and one year at the Schola Cantorum. During his first year in the capital, Auric published his ... More


Cinema as Imaginary Medium in French Poetry

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/9780823245482.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The introduction explains cinema's esthetic and sensorial appeal for French poets since Mallarmé, and defines cinepoetry (cinema-in-writing) as a corpus, despite its porous boundaries. After ... More


Why Music? Aesthetics, Religion, and the Ruptures of Modernity in the Life and Work of Nadia Boulanger

Leon Botstein

in Nadia Boulanger and Her World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226750682
eISBN:
9780226750859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226750859.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This essay places Nadia Boulanger within a context of the history of ideas as a representative figure of French and wider European intellectual history. It seeks to understand Boulanger’s approach to ... More


Lateness as ‘Eschatology’: Futurism, Expressionism, Decadent Modernism

Ben Hutchinson

in Lateness and Modern European Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198767695
eISBN:
9780191821578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767695.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The final category of modernist lateness is the category of final things. Implicit throughout all the forms of lateness explored in this study is their evocation of mortality and finitude; pushed to ... More


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