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The spouse combines a wide grounding within the crucial texts and contexts of the modernist circulation with the original insights of students whose careers were dedicated to the learn of modernism.

An crucial source for college students and lecturers of modernist literature and culture
Broad in scope and complete in coverage
Includes greater than 60 contributions from the most amazing modernist students on each side of the Atlantic
Brings jointly entries on parts of modernist tradition, modern highbrow and aesthetic events, and the entire genres of modernist writing and art
Features 25 essays at the sign texts of modernist literature, from James Joyce’s Ulysses to Zora Neal Hurston’s Their Eyes have been staring at God
Pays shut awareness to either British and American modernism

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In Europe, the term “modernism” itself, before being applied to literary or artistic experiments, referred to a liberal movement in the Catholic Church, modeled to some extent on nineteenth-century liberal Protestantism. The “modernist” crisis 22 Pericles Lewis exposed a deep rift in the Church between the Church hierarchy and those priests and theologians who embraced modern science and biblical criticism. The Church excommunicated a number of modernists, notably Father Alfred Loisy, who had applied textual criticism to the Bible, and Father George Tyrrell, who questioned the permanence of Church dogma and the doctrine of papal infallibility.

Nietzsche died in 1900, which is the date of publication of The Interpretation of Dreams, published in 1899 but postdated. Freud was wary of his proximity to Nietzsche (Gasser 1997), especially when engaging with ethics; when Philosophy 15 broaching the topic of the ethical function of dreams, Freud shows that ethical considerations are relevant not in the explicit moral or immoral contents of dreams, but in the metamorphic process of their formation. ” The chapter on “the moral sense in dreams” insists that no agreement exists about the links between dreams and morality: Freud notices “remarkable inconsistencies” in most writers.

Major figures of the Harlem Renaissance, like Jean Toomer and Zora Neale Hurston, tended to associate AfricanAmerican religion with the south and with the “primitive” side of black culture, to which they had an ambivalent relationship, wanting to preserve it as a source of common myths, but also to distance themselves from its superstition. Hurston used African-American religion as a theme in her novels and collected information about African-American magical practices and voodoo in her anthropological work.

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