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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


‘And What Has All This To Do With Experimental Writing?’: Words and Ghosts

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/9780748627691.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter looks at the relationship between language and ghosts in a number of thinkers and writers in the early twentieth century. Beginning with Ludwig Wittgenstein's Tractatus ... More


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