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The Struggle of the Modern

Author: Stephen Spender; Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: Berkeley ; Los Angeles : University of California Press, 1963.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Personal reflections about those qualities in literature and art, in the present century, that Mr. Spender regards as modern.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995.
Struggle of the modern.
Berkeley, University of California Press, 1963
(OCoLC)574650706
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Spender; Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 316309
Description: xiii, 266 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The modern imagination: The romantic imagination --
The organic, the orchidaceous, the intellectualized --
Imagination is personal --
pt. 2. The obsessive situation: Moderns and contemporaries --
The modern as vision of the whole --
The modern necessity --
Poetic moderns and prose contemporaries --
A short history of the pers. pron. 1st sing. nom. --
The world of mechanical metamorphosis --
pt. 3. Non-recognizers, recognizers, and over-recognizers: Non-recognizers --
The recognizers --
Dialogue with a recognizer --
The reversal of the modern: Tradition-bound literature and traditionless painting --
Hatred and nostalgia in death's dream kingdom --
The neo-traditionalists --
The nostalgic fallacy --
Poet-critics and critic-poets --
The modern and the now.
Responsibility: by Stephen Spender.

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Personal reflections about those qualities in literature and art, in the present century, that Mr. Spender regards as modern.

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