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Literature, modernism, and dance

Author: Jones.
Publisher: Corby : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
This book explores the complex relationship between literature and dance in the era of modernism. During this period an unprecedented dialogue between the two art forms took place, based on a common aesthetics initiated by contemporary discussions of the body and gender, language, formal experimentation, primitivism, anthropology, and modern technologies such as photography, film, and mechanisation. The book traces  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Literature, modernism, and dance.
Corby : Oxford University Press 2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jones.
ISBN: 9780191009433 0191009431 9780191765995 0191765996
OCLC Number: 857232769
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (352 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
A poetics of potentiality: Mallarmé, Fuller, Yeats, and Graham --
Nietzsche, modernism, and dance: Dionysian or Apollonian? --
From dance to movement: Eurhythmics, expressionism, and literature --
Diaghilev and British writing --
Two modern classics: The Rite of Spring and Les Noces --
The 'unheard rhythms' of Virginia Woolf --
'Savage and superb': primitivism in text and dance --
Massine, modernisms, and the integrated arts --
Ezra Pound on kinaesthetics, the Russian Ballet, and machines --
'At the still point': T.S. Eliot, dance and a transatlantic poetics --
Ballet Rambert and dramatic dance --
Samuel Beckett and choreography.
Responsibility: Susan Jones.


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Our sense of modernisms kinesthetic energies is refreshed by Jones scholarship * Rishona Zimring, English Studies Review * Jones is a peerless guide, moving us back and forth between the art forms Read more...

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