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Author: John Hope Morey
Editor: Gene M. Moore

farm.” 11 This was the Pent Farm, rented by Ford and sublet to Conrad in the fall of 1898. It was a place that Conrad enjoyed immensely and that provided him with exactly the atmosphere and climate needed to keep in check the gout which plagued him throughout his life. It was a quiet place, not

In: Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford

or little against Marcel Proust as a person, but he did have something against a number of aspects in his work. He de- tested Proust’s rationally explicative psychological considerations and was averse to his fascination for the decadent Paris Belle Epoque sa- lon life. For instance, Breton in turn

In: Avant-Garde and Criticism
Author: Ruben Borg

able to tell them apart—original from copy, living from life-like. The third thesis in particular strikes a familiar cord. As must be obvious to any reader of posthuman myths, narratives about robots, clones or cyborgs, the thematic exploration and dramatisation of tragic passions is an all but

In: Fantasies of Self-Mourning
Author: Ruben Borg

of things, through commodities, then it is not surprising that these things should come to resemble people, and to assume a life of their own.” 37 By this reading, animism and its opposite (de-animation or alienation) must be regarded as symptoms of a degraded reality—the boundary between the living

In: Fantasies of Self-Mourning
Author: Lindsay Haney

over to profit-motivated foster care. As he grows up, he finds that he has to some extent a preference for men and for feminine pronouns, and [s]he invests substantial energy in finding a place for herself in her hometown before moving on to London and a series of adventures, including varieties of sex

In: Patrick McCabe’s Ireland

for alternative ways of living in harmony with Nature, and a birth of different Naturist movements. The term ‘Naturism’ was probably used for the first time by the Belgian doctor Jean Baptiste Luc Planchon (1734-1781), and implicated a natural and healthy style of life.2 At the same time, in

In: Futurism and the Technological Imagination
Author: Stefan Nygård

intellectuals function in an international space where transna- tional references and alliances play a significant role. on the other hand, their internationalism is often motivated by very specific local concerns. in the following article, the local anchorage of cosmopol- itan positions among small country

In: A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1900-1925
Author: Kirsten Strom

Negro [. . .]” (1994: 2). His words can be translated to express the way in which Dunham saw herself as both a dancer and a black dancer. As a dancer in the broadest possible sense, Dunham was motivated by an avid desire to explore the aesthetics of movement, and to envision the world as her

In: The Popular Avant-Garde
Author: Lori Cole

experiments. Duchamp initially left Paris for New York to forego what he thought of as “the artistic life” in favor of a job that would allow him enough financial independence to create art on his own terms. The war limited his mobility in Paris, and New York offered him the possibility of a life

In: The Popular Avant-Garde

of these aspects (recognition of the repeated and discovery of the new) should merge inseparably in the living act of understanding'. 'Knowing' for Stein is a form of understanding, which can be reached through 'listening' - a physiological and at the same time non-material condition of

In: Femmes / Frauen / Women