Literature, Modernism, and Dance

Literature, Modernism, and Dance

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The book identifies a complex reciprocal relationship between literature and dance in the modernist period. An unprecedented dialogue between the two art forms took place based on contemporary discussions of the body and gender, language, formal experimentation, primitivism, anthropology, and modern technologies such as photography, film, and mechanisation. By examining the work of writers such as Yeats, Woolf, Eliot, Pound, Lawrence, and Beckett in relation tothe choreography of the Ballets Russes, early British ballet, and European and American modern dance, the book traces the origins of this relationship in the nineteenth century and examines experimentation in both art forms up to the first half of the twentieth century. The book illustrates theimportant but often neglected transmissions and negotiations between these art forms at a time of intense experimentation and transatlantic exchange.In the second book of The World as Will and Representation Schopenhauer moved away from the response to Kant that ... in Chapter 2, Schopenhauer thus specifically associates the will with actions of the body: Every true act of his will is alsoanbsp;...

Title:Literature, Modernism, and Dance
Author: Susan Jones
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2013-08-01

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