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The practical muse : pragmatist poetics in Hulme, Pound, and Stevens

Author: Patricia Rae
Publisher: Lewisburg [Pa.] : Bucknell University Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, ©1997.
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This book reconsiders the poetics of three modernist writers, T.E. Hulme, Ezra Pound, and Wallace Stevens, in connection with the pragmatism of William James. Since the late 1970s, Richard Rorty has written about "neo-pragmatism," a way of testing "truths" according to consequence rather than correspondence. Rorty's "neo-pragmatism" has become the reigning definition of pragmatism, and his interpretation of literary
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Rae, Patricia, 1956-
Practical muse.
Lewisburg [Pa.] : Bucknell University Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, ©1997
(OCoLC)605448536
Named Person: Wallace Stevens; Ezra Pound; T E Hulme; William James; Wallace Stevens; Ezra Pound; T E Hulme; William James; T E Hulme; William James; Ezra Pound; Wallace Stevens; Wallace Stevens; Ezra Pound; T E Hulme; William James
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Rae
ISBN: 0838753523 9780838753521
OCLC Number: 36739537
Description: 320 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Inspiration, Reflex-action, and Pragmatism --
1. Pragmatism and Imagism: The "New Classical" Poetics of T.E. Hulme. Romanticism and Classicism Revisited. Daylight Symbolism: Ribot, Bergson, and the conception ideale. The Pragmatic Turn: Jules de Gaultier and Le Bovarysme. The Line and the Fringe: The Pragmatic Function of Resemblance --
2. The "Image" and the Chess-Game: Ezra Pound's Vorticist Art. James and The Quest. Pound's Mysticism: "Real" Gods and the "Image" Provisional Symbolism: The Analogy as Hypothesis. Rendering the "Image": The "Interpretive Metaphor" Suggestions of Finality: Vorticist Painting and Sculpture --
3. Effacing the Muse: Inspiration and Virility in Wallace Stevens. Poetry and Manhood.
Responsibility: Patricia Rae.

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This book invites students of modernism to leave the new pragmatism, modeled by Richard Rorty on Nietzschean fictionalism, for the old pragmatism championed by William James. Unlike Rorty, James is  Read more...

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