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Modernism and Phenomenology: Literature, Philosophy, Art

Mildenberg, Ariane (2017) Modernism and Phenomenology: Literature, Philosophy, Art. Modernism and ... . Palgrave Macmillan, London, 183 pp. ISBN 978-0-230-28936-9. E-ISBN 978-1-349-59251-7. (doi:10.1057/978-1-349-59251-7) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Braiding together strands of literary, phenomenological and art historical reflection, Modernism and Phenomenology explores the ways in which modernist writers and artists return us to wonder before the world. Taking such wonder as the motive for phenomenology itself, and challenging extant views of modernism that uphold a mind-world opposition rooted in Cartesian thought, the book considers the work of modernists who, far from presenting perfect, finished models for life and the self, embrace raw and semi-chaotic experience. Close readings of works by Paul Cézanne, Gertrude Stein, Franz Kafka, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Wallace Stevens, Paul Klee, and Virginia Woolf explore how modernist texts and artworks display a deep-rooted openness to the world that turns us into "perpetual beginners." Pushing back against ideas of modernism as fragmentation or groundlessness, Mildenberg argues that this openness is less a sign of powerlessness and deferred meaning than of the very provisionality of experience.

Item Type: Book
DOI/Identification number: 10.1057/978-1-349-59251-7
Subjects: P Language and Literature
P Language and Literature > PE English philology and language
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Kate Smith
Date Deposited: 06 May 2016 09:49 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:14 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/55297 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Mildenberg, Ariane: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4754-5932
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