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The Resource At the violet hour : modernism and violence in England and Ireland, Sarah Cole

At the violet hour : modernism and violence in England and Ireland, Sarah Cole

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At the violet hour : modernism and violence in England and Ireland
Title
At the violet hour
Title remainder
modernism and violence in England and Ireland
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Cole
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Language
eng
Summary
Literature has long sought to make sense of the destruction and aggression wrought by human civilization. Yet no single literary movement was more powerfully shaped by violence than modernism. As Sarah Cole shows, modernism emerged as an imaginative response to the devastating events that defined the period, including the chaos of anarchist bombings, World War I, the Irish uprising, and the Spanish Civil War. Combining historical detail with resourceful readings of fiction, poetry, journalism, photographs, and other cultural materials, At the Violet Hour explores the strange intimacy between modernist aesthetics and violence in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The First World War and T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land demonstrate the new theoretical paradigm that Cole deploys throughout her study, what she calls "enchanted" and "disenchanted" violence-the polarizing perceptions of violent death as either the fuel for regeneration or the emblem of grotesque loss. These concepts thread through the literary-historical moments that form the core of her study, beginning with anarchism and the advent of dynamite violence in late Victorian England. As evinced in novels by Joseph Conrad, Henry James, and others, anarchism fostered a vibrant, modern consciousness of violence entrenched in sensationalism and melodrama. A subsequent chapter offers four interpretive categories-keening, generative violence, reprisal, and allegory-for reading violence in works by W.B. Yeats, J.M. Synge, Sean O'Casey, and others around the time of Ireland's Easter Rising. The book concludes with a discussion of Virginia Woolf's oeuvre, placing the author in two primary relations to the encroaching culture of violence: deeply exploring and formalizing its registers; and veering away from her peers to construct an original set of patterns to accommodate its visceral ubiquity in the years leading up to the Second World War. A rich interdisciplinary study that incorporates perspectives from history, anthropology, the visual arts, and literature, At the Violet Hour provides a resonant framework for refiguring the relationship between aesthetics and violence that will extend far beyond the period traditionally associated with literary modernism
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Cole, Sarah
Dewey number
820.9/3552
Index
index present
LC call number
PR478.V56
LC item number
C65 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modernist literature & culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence in literature
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
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At the violet hour : modernism and violence in England and Ireland, Sarah Cole
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Enchanted and disenchanted violence -- Dynamite violence: from melodrama to menace -- Cyclical violence: the Irish Insurrection and the limits of enchantment -- Patterns of violence: Virginia Woolf in the 1930's
Control code
779777866
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 377 pages
Isbn
9780195389616
Lccn
2012005223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)779777866
Label
At the violet hour : modernism and violence in England and Ireland, Sarah Cole
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Enchanted and disenchanted violence -- Dynamite violence: from melodrama to menace -- Cyclical violence: the Irish Insurrection and the limits of enchantment -- Patterns of violence: Virginia Woolf in the 1930's
Control code
779777866
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 377 pages
Isbn
9780195389616
Lccn
2012005223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)779777866

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