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Longuement, la question de la productivité du mouvement surréaliste français sur l’œuvre de Samuel Beckett fut débattue, polarisée entre rejet et acceptation péremptoire. Cette possible influence trouve un point d’appui important dans Samuel Beckett dans les marges du surréalisme, découvrant une œuvre faite de reprises et d’emprunts de la poésie surréaliste.
Par un dépouillement attentif des archives beckettiennes incluant correspondance, cahiers préparatoires et publications en revue, Bernard-Olivier Posse propose une méthode philologique mêlant analyse littéraire et perspective sociologique propice à reconsidérer la posture auctoriale de Samuel Beckett.

The question of how influential the French surrealist movement has been on the work of Samuel Beckett has been debated for a long time but the answers were only made of peremptory oppositions : either rejection or acceptation. Samuel Beckett dans les marges du surréalisme aims to demonstrate the (ambiguous) way Beckett works with surrealist poetry by a play of quotations which are always repeated, always altered.
Based on research on Beckettian archives such as his correspondence, preparatory notes and publications in journals, this book combines literary analysis and sociological perspective in order to understand how Beckett deals with his self-representation as a writer.
Networks in Literature, Visual and Performing Arts, and other Cultural Practices
This co-edited volume offers new insights into the complex relations between Brussels and Vienna in the turn-of-the-century period (1880-1930). Through archival research and critical methods of cultural transfer as a network, it contributes to the study of Modernism in all its complexity.
Seventeen chapters analyse the interconnections between new developments in literature (Verhaeren, Musil, Zweig), drama (Maeterlinck, Schnitzler, Hofmannsthal), visual arts (Minne, Khnopff, Masereel, Child Art), architecture (Hoffmann, Van de Velde), music (Schönberg, Ysaÿe, Kreisler, Kolisch), as well as psychoanalysis (Varendonck, Anna Freud) and café culture. Austrian and Belgian artists played a crucial role within the complex, rich, and conflictual international networks of people, practices, institutions, and metropoles in an era of political, social and technological change and intense internationalization.

Contributors: Sylvie Arlaud, Norbert Bachleitner, Anke Bosse, Megan Brandow-Faller, Alexander Carpenter, Piet Defraeye, Clément Dessy, Aniel Guxholli, Birgit Lang, Helga Mitterbauer, Chris Reyns-Chikuma, Silvia Ritz, Hubert Roland, Inga Rossi-Schrimpf, Sigurd Paul Scheichl, Guillaume Tardif, Hans Vandevoorde.
Volume Editors: Ruth Frehner and Ursula Zeller
This is the first-time publication of long-lost letters by a crucial figure in modernist publishing. Carefully edited and extensively contextualised, they document Beach’s unwavering, all-embracing support for Joyce’s art by publishing his controversial Ulysses in Paris in 1922 and other efforts such as getting fragments of Work in Progress published. They also reveal her difficulties with his uncompromising and demanding personality, as it is vividly illustrated in the Frankfurter Zeitung affair. The edition moreover includes all extant letters to Paul Léon, her successor after their break-up following severe disagreements over the American edition of Ulysses. Joyceans and scholars of modernism will find this an indispensable resource for further research.
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“.
Author: John Hope Morey
Editor: Gene M. Moore
When Joseph Conrad died in 1924, Ford Madox Ford immediately published a memoir of his involvement with Conrad at which Conrad's widow took offense. The ensuing "controversy" left Ford with a lasting reputation for "unreliability" which Morey examines in detail, uncovering evidence that substantiates most of Ford's claims. Morey's judicious assessment of the literary friendship and interdependence between two remarkable writers is a much-needed addition to studies of Conrad and Ford.
Avant-Garde Critical Studies Online is a collection of 40 ebooks published from 1987 till 2021 within the series Avant-Garde Critical Studies . The collection contains themed-anthologies on all aspects of avant-garde and avant-gardism in modern literature, theatre, music, film, visual and applied arts, architecture and design from the late nineteenth century to the present.
Approaches are comparative and interdisciplinary, studying the interrelation between the different arts as well as between the arts, social and political contexts and cultural life in these outrageous times.

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.
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.
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.