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Quantum poetics : Yeats, Pound, Eliot, and the science of modernism

Author: Daniel Albright
Publisher: Cambridge [u.a.] : Cambridge Univ. Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publView all editions and formats
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Explores the complex intersection between science and poetry in the work of Yeats, Eliot and Pound.

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Genre/Form: poésie
Named Person: Thomas Stearns - poésie - modernisme Eliot; Ezra - poésie - modernisme Pound; William Butler - poésie - modernisme Yeats; T S Eliot; Ezra Pound; William B Yeats; William Butler Yeats; Ezra Pound; Thomas Stearns Eliot; Thomas S Eliot; Ezra Pound; William B Yeats; Ezra Pound; William Butler Yeats; Thomas Stearns Eliot; Thomas S Eliot; William B Yeats; Ezra Pound
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Albright
ISBN: 052157305X 9780521573054
OCLC Number: 231694833
Description: x, 307 S. : ill
Contents: List of illustrations; Notes on references; Introduction; Part I. Yeats's Waves: 1. Yeats's figures as reflections in water; 2. Yeats and the avant-garde; 3. The theme of homunculus: Yeats and Wyndham Lewis; 4. Yeats and the sublime; Part II. Pound's Particles: 5. Minima (elementary particles of modernist poetry); 6. Symbol (Yeats's precursor to Pound's image); 7. The decay of symbols; 8. Things in themselves (Pound's anti-allegorism); 9. Image (Kandinsky, Brancusi, Tchelitchew); 10. Units of rhythm (Antheil); 11. Ideogram; 12. Vortex; 13. The decay of vortices; 14. The null set (Hugh Selwyn Mauberley); Part III. Eliot's Waves: 15. Monadological metaphors in Eliot's early work; 16. Narratives tied in knots; 17. Christ-particles in Eliot's late work (relief form the waves); Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Daniel Albright.

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'Quantum Poetics offers a better context in which to make sense of Modernism's obsessive need to isolate elementary literary units: 'classicism', for example, might explain the temperament that Read more...

 
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