Author: Jacob Boas
In Cultural Criticism in the Netherlands, 1933-40, Jacob Boas offers a broad selection of the newspaper columns of legendary Dutch cultural critic Menno ter Braak. Ter Braak’s columns are noteworthy not only for their distinctive treatment of disparate cultural components ranging from literature to the social sciences, but also for the light they throw on the extent to which politics intruded on the cultural sphere in the years prior to the outbreak of war.
Ter Braak set a standard for literary criticism of surpassing quality. Moreover, a staunch advocate of democracy, the critic joined the battle against fascism, urging fellow intellectuals to rise to the occasion. The ‘conscience of Dutch letters’ killed himself on the eve of the German occupation, May 1940.
Kehrseiten und Kontrapunkte der Moderne
Erschöpfung ist zu einer der häufigsten Zeitdiagnosen unserer Gegenwart avanciert. Ausgangspunkt des Bands ist die These, dass die Entstehung der modernen Arbeits- und Leistungsgesellschaft schon immer von Erschöpfungsgeschichten begleitet wird.
Sie bilden Kehrseiten und Kontrapunkte der Moderne, in denen teils offen, teils verdrängt ein Unbehagen an der Kultur zum Ausdruck kommt, das mit der Negation von Arbeit und Produktivität Leitbegriffe des modernen Selbstverständnisses infrage stellt. Die Beiträge dieses Bands unternehmen den Versuch, die Moderne als Erschöpfungsgeschichte zu lesen. Dabei rücken nicht nur das Verhältnis von Erschöpfung, Kapital und Arbeit sowie mit Erschöpfung assoziierte Pathologien (Burnout, Depression) in den Fokus. Mit Blick auf die Literatur geht es ganz zentral um Schreibweisen sowie die spezifische Verfasstheit einer „Ästhetik der Erschöpfung“.
The Spatiality of the Hispanic Avant-Garde: Ultraísmo & Estridentismo, 1918-1927 is a thorough exploration of the meanings and values Hispanic poets and artists assigned to four iconic locations of modernity: the city, the cafés, means of transportation, and the sea, during the first decades of the 20th century. Joining important studies on Spatiality, Palomares-Salas convincingly argues that an unsolvable tension between place and space is at the core of the Hispanic avant-garde cultural production. A refreshing, transatlantic perspective on Ultraism and Stridentism, the book moves the Hispanic vanguards forward into broader, international discussions on space and modernism, and offers innovative readings of well-known, as well as rarely studied works.
In: The Spatiality of the Hispanic Avant-Garde
In: The Spatiality of the Hispanic Avant-Garde
In: The Spatiality of the Hispanic Avant-Garde
In: The Spatiality of the Hispanic Avant-Garde
In: The Spatiality of the Hispanic Avant-Garde
In: The Spatiality of the Hispanic Avant-Garde
Joyce’s art is an art of idiosyncratic transformation, revision and recycling. More specifically, the work of his art lies in the act of creative transformation: the art of the paste that echoes Ezra Pound’s urge to make it new. The essays in this volume examine various modalities of the Joycean aesthetic metamorphosis: be it through the prism of Joyce engaging with other arts and artists, or through the prism of other arts and artists engaging with the Joycean aftermath. We have chosen the essays that best show the range of Joycean engagement with multiple artistic domains in a variety of media. Joyce’s art is multiform and protean: influenced by many, it influences many others.