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Conclusion

David Roberts

in The Total Work of Art in European Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450235
eISBN:
9780801460975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450235.003.0013
Subject:
Art, Art History

This concluding chapter argues that the idea of the total work of art can be described as both specter and founding myth of aesthetic modernism, the redemptive dream of the avant-gardes that brought ... More


Staging the Absolute

David Roberts

in The Total Work of Art in European Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450235
eISBN:
9780801460975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450235.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter explores Nietzsche and Mallarmé’s critical response to Wagner, where they articulate the two poles of the total work, the political and the spiritual, respectively. Both Mallarmé and ... More


The Promised Land: Toward a Retotalized Theatre

David Roberts

in The Total Work of Art in European Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450235
eISBN:
9780801460975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450235.003.0009
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter examines the total work as the regeneration of sacred theatre. It considers three dramatists of the 1920s: Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Paul Claudel, and Bertolt Brecht, together with Antonin ... More


Introduction

Koenraad Claes

in The Late-Victorian Little Magazine

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474426213
eISBN:
9781474453776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474426213.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In the late Victorian era, as in every period, the realm of the aesthetic was affirmed and kept within bounds by bordering non-artistic phenomena (moral, political, commercial) considered as setting ... More


Mime’s Revenge: The Total Work of Art and the Ugly Detail

Adrian Daub

in Tristan's Shadow: Sexuality and the Total Work of Art after Wagner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082134
eISBN:
9780226082271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082271.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter shows what Wagner’s hesitant heirs make of Siegfried’s triumphal overcoming of Mime’s guile. They by and large take Mime’s side: their operas abound in ugly, deformed, dwarfish ... More


Tristan's Shadow: Sexuality and the Total Work of Art after Wagner

Adrian Daub

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082134
eISBN:
9780226082271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082271.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

In the late nineteenth century, Richard Wagner dominated the German opera stage not just aesthetically, in terms of the way opera was written and performed, but also philosophically, providing the ... More


Conclusion: The Afterlives of Breath: Breathe – Breathe Again … Breathe Better

Sozita Goudouna

in Beckett's Breath: Anti-Theatricality and the Visual Arts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421645
eISBN:
9781474444927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421645.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The book concludes by focusing on Beckett’s ‘aesthetics of failure’ in his final piece of discursive writing “The Three Dialogues,” and considers the exhaustion of possibilities as a fundamental ... More


The Late-Victorian Little Magazine

Koenraad Claes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474426213
eISBN:
9781474453776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474426213.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Fed up with the commercial and moral restrictions of the mainstream press of the late Victorian era, the diverse avant-garde groups of authors and artists of the Aesthetic Movement developed a new ... More


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