9780804799041-0804799040-Impossible Modernism: T. S. Eliot, Walter Benjamin, and the Critique of Historical Reason

Impossible Modernism: T. S. Eliot, Walter Benjamin, and the Critique of Historical Reason

ISBN-13: 9780804799041
ISBN-10: 0804799040
Edition: 1
Author: Lehman, Robert S.
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Format: Hardcover 272 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780804799041
ISBN-10: 0804799040
Edition: 1
Author: Lehman, Robert S.
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Format: Hardcover 272 pages

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Acknowledged authors Lehman, Robert S. wrote Impossible Modernism: T. S. Eliot, Walter Benjamin, and the Critique of Historical Reason comprising 272 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0804799040 and 9780804799041. Since then Impossible Modernism: T. S. Eliot, Walter Benjamin, and the Critique of Historical Reason textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Impossible Modernism reads the writings of German philosopher and critic Walter Benjamin (1892–1940) and Anglo-American poet and critic T. S. Eliot (1888–1965) to examine the relationship between literary and historical form during the modernist period. It focuses particularly on how they both resisted the forms of narration established by nineteenth-century academic historians and turned instead to traditional literary devices―lyric, satire, anecdote, and allegory―to reimagine the forms that historical representation might take. Tracing the fraught relationship between poetry and history back to Aristotle's Poetics and forward to Nietzsche's Untimely Meditations, Robert S. Lehman establishes the coordinates of the intellectual-historical problem that Eliot and Benjamin inherited and offers an analysis of how they grappled with this legacy in their major works.

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