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Description - History of a Shiver by Jed Rasula

An abrupt break in the more conventional modes of artistic expression, for many, marks the advent of modernism in the early twentieth century. However, as Jed Rasula's alternative history shows, modernist aesthetics owe a significant debt to techniques and styles pioneered and established throughout the nineteenth century. An ambitious inter-arts exploration of patterns between one generation and another form the through-line of History of a Shiver: the backdrop of Wagner's epic nineteenth-century operas illuminates the music of Arnold Schoenberg and the Viennese School, in addition to literary works by Marcel Proust, Robert Musil, and Ezra Pound; the collodion glass plates deployed by Victorian photographers reveal the debt of Dada and Man Ray's innovative photograms to an era associated with realism; the brass bands conducted by John Philip Sousa in the 1880s and 1890s form a blueprint for instrumentation that gave rise to jazz; and the French symbolist verse of Stephane Mallarme and

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199396290
ISBN-10: 0199396299
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 163mm x 25mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2015
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jed Rasula

Jed Rasula is the Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Georgia. His previous books include This Compost: Ecological Imperatives in American Poetry (University of Georgia Press, 2012) and Syncopations: The Stress of Innovation in Contemporary American Poetry (University of Alabama Press, 2004).

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