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Artists, intellectuals, and World War II : the Pontigny encounters at Mount Holyoke College, 1942-1944

Author: Christopher E G Benfey; Karen Remmler
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2006.
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Sixty years ago, at the height of World War II, an extraordinary series of gatherings took place at Mount Holyoke College in western Massachusetts. During the summers of 1942-1944, leading European figures in the arts and sciences met at the college with their American counterparts for urgent conversations about the future of human civilization in a precarious world. Two Sorbonne professors, the distinguished  Read more...
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Artists, intellectuals, and World War II.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006003039
(OCoLC)63807620
Named Person: Rachel Bespaloff; Rachel Bespaloff; Rachel Bespaloff
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher E G Benfey; Karen Remmler
ISBN: 9781613760680 161376068X
OCLC Number: 682394012
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 294 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Pontigny-en-Amérique / Laurent Jeanpierre --
The vision of Helen Patch / Elissa Gelfand --
The OSS pays a visit / Leah D. Hewitt --
The philosophical model of a counter-institution / Jacques Derrida --
Reflections on Wallace Stevens at Mount Holyoke / Stanley Cavell --
Thoughts on Wallace Stevens's contribution at Pontigny-en-Amérique : response to Cavell / Jeffrey Mehlman --
Postscript : response to Mehlman / Stanley Cavell --
Henry Church and the literary magazine mesures : "the American resource" / Claire Paulhan --
Romantic reverberations / Jed Perl --
Robert Motherwell and the modern painter's world / Mary Anne Caws --
The critical moment : Lionello Venturi in America / Romy Golan --
Medievalism and Pontigny / Nadia Margolis. Gustave Cohen at Pont-Holyoke : the drama of belonging to France / Helen Solterer --
The tiger leaps : Louis Aragon, Gustave Cohen, and the poetry of resistance / Jeffrey Mehlman --
Poetry and reality : Roman O. Jakobson and Claude Lévi-Strauss / Andrew Lass --
Jacques Hadamard and creativity in the sciences / Donal O'Shea --
A tale of two Iliads / Christopher Benfey --
Hannah Arendt on action and violence with reference to Simone Weil and Rachel Bespaloff on Homer's Iliad : a conversation / Jerome Kohn and Elisabeth Young-Bruehl --
Concerning the label emigrant : Brecht's Conversations in exile and the century of refugees / Holger Teschke --
Rachel Bespaloff and the nostalgia for the instant / Olivier Salazar-Ferrer --
Rediscovering Rachel Bespaloff / Monique Jutrin --
Searching for Rachel Bespaloff / Alyssa Danigelis --
Blend and belong / Renee Scialom Cary --
Memories of Rachel Bespaloff / Barbara Levin Amster --
Pauvre Rachel / Naomi Bespaloff Levinson --
Conclusion : encounters of hope / Karen Remmler.
Responsibility: edited by Christopher Benfey and Karen Remmler.
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