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Modern and Modernism: The Sovereignty of the Artist, 1885-1925

Karl, Frederick

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ISBN 10: 068970738X / ISBN 13: 9780689707384
Published by Atheneum, 1988
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Title: Modern and Modernism: The Sovereignty of the...

Publisher: Atheneum

Publication Date: 1988

Book Condition:Fair

Edition: Re.

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Book by Karl, Frederick

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Noted scholar and critic Karl here spreads a wide net to consider Avante-Garde, Modern, and Modernism, and discusses with flair and control these ongoing movements and the aesthetics/cultures they have given us in art, music, literature, science, dance, psychoanalysis, etc. Among the creative innovators he includes are Picasso, Joyce, Stravinsky, Baudelaire, Schoenberg, Kandinsky, Yeats, Faulkner, Woolf, Wagner, Kafka, Pollock, Conrad. Karl's broad thesis is that Modern and Modernism "are characterized by their languages." In painting he finds innovations, dynamic lines, shapes, masses; in music, fresh harmonic sequences, unusual sounds, groupings, progressions; in literature, strikingly new narrative devices. This effort to understand Modernism historically is a tour de force . Glenn O. Carey, English Dept., Eastern Kentucky Univ., Richmond
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