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Modernist writings and religio-scientific discourse : H.D., Loy, and Toomer

Author: Lara Elizabeth Vetter
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Series: Modern and contemporary poetry and poetics.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Modernist Writings and Religion-scientific Discourse explores literary modernism through the lens of cultural history. Focusing on the intersection of scientific and religious discourse in the works of H.D., Mina Loy, and Jean Tommer, Lara Vetter argues that a peculiarly modern spiritual understanding of science appealed to modernist writers as a way of negotiating the perceived threats to a radically unstable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: H. D.; Mina Loy; Jean Toomer; H. D; Mina Loy; Jean Toomer; H. D.; Mina Loy; Jean Toomer; Mina Loy; Jean Toomer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lara Elizabeth Vetter
ISBN: 9780230621220 0230621228
OCLC Number: 430678955
Description: xi, 219 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction '[T]he electric incitement of Eros': Electromagnetism, Sexuality, and Modernism Seeking 'a sort of clairvoyant material plane': Spirituality and the Moving Body Negotiating the Racialized Body: Theories of Spiritual Evolution and the 'American Race' Coda
Series Title: Modern and contemporary poetry and poetics.
Responsibility: Lara Vetter.

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Addresses the early twentieth-century intersection of scientific and religious discourse exploring literary modernism through the lens of cultural history, focusing on the works of H.D., Mina Loy,  Read more...

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