1913: The Cradle of Modernism

1913: The Cradle of Modernism

Author(s): Jean-Michel Rabaté

Published Online: 3 MAR 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405151177

Online ISBN: 9780470692202

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692202

About this Book

This innovative book puts modernist literature in its cultural, intellectual, and global context, within the framework of the year 1913.


  • Broadens the analysis of canonical texts and artistic events by showing their cultural and global parallels
  • Examines a number of simultaneous artistic, literary, and political endeavours including those of Yeats, Pound, Joyce, Du Bois and Stravinsky
  • Explores Pound's Personae next to Apollinaire's Alcools and Rilke's Spanish Trilogy, Edith Wharton's The Custom of the Country next to Proust's Swann's Way

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