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Author Israel, Nico, author.

Title Spirals : the whirled image in twentieth-century literature and art / Nico Israel
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Modernist latitudes
Modernist latitudes.
Contents Introduction: On spirals -- Definitions: a brief history of spirals (and a way of reading spirally) -- Entering the whirlpool: pataphysics, futurism, vorticism -- Twinned towers: Yeats, Tatlin, and the unfashionable performance of internationalism -- L'Habite en spirale: Duchamp, Joyce, and the ineluctable visibility of entropy -- At the end of the jetty: Beckett ... Smithson. recoil ... return -- In conclusion: The spiral and the grid
Summary In this elegantly written and beautifully illustrated book, Nico Israel reveals how spirals are at the heart of the most significant literature and visual art of the 20th century. Juxtaposing the work of influential writers and artists, he argues that spirals provide a crucial frame for understanding the mutual involvement of modernity, history, and geopolitics, complicating the spatio-temporal logic of literary and artistic genres and of scholarly disciplines
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Literature, Modern -- 20th century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Modernism (Literature)
Spirals in art.
Spirals -- Symbolic aspects.
ART -- History -- Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
Modernism (Literature)
Spirals in art.
Spirals -- Symbolic aspects.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0231153023