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Modernism

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Emanuele Monegato

on 22 April 2012

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Transcript of Modernism

the crisis
of certainties
the crisis of authority
political
artistic
Modern Age = The Age
of Anxiety

philosophical
scientific
break with
unquestionables values
+
optimistic outlook of the Victorian Age
SCIENCE:
Einstein's theory of relativity
HISTORY:
1st WW - 2nd WW
the slow dissolution of the Empire into the Commonwealth
PHILOSOPHY/PSYCHOLOGY:
Sigmund Freud + Gustav Jung
(collective) unconscious/behaviour; "free associations"
Henry Bergson
historical time VS psychological time
William James
our consciousness is like a river which flows
the LITERARY
CONTEXT: modernism
(F17-F18)

extraordinary
vitality &
originality
TERM:
-) different trends and currents
-) desired to break with established forms and subjects
distortion of shapes
no time/space barriers
changing perception(s)
subjectivity
melting genres
allusive language + musicality
aim: to provide a true insight into the nature of things
conscious &
unconscious
life/reflexivity
minimal style (!?)
melting culture(s): high-low
tradition + experimentation
STREAM of CONSCIOUSNESS
LANGUAGE
is disconnected,
disorientating (interrupted
syntax, incomplete sentences,
slips of the tongue,
unexpected changes...).
It tries
to simulate the
dynamics of consciousness
by reproducing its rhythm
and (un)structure
REALITY becomes a
constant interaction between
conscious perception
and unconscious free links,
an overlapping of inner subjectivity
which shapes the outer
objectivity.
THOUGHTS proceed freely
and uncontrolled; they literally
FLOW by free associations of real
elements (an image, a scent,
an object) which lead to personal,
unconcious products
of the mind.
TIME is totally
stretched and
leads LANGUAGE; past, present
and future interact and one
interferes with one
another
to reduce the
aesthetic distance
between the
poet and the
reader
FREE VERSE
does not follow a strict rhyme
scheme
based on a
complex pattern of
sounds words and
images
to create cohesion
rhythm is given by the cadence of ordinary speech, by punctuation and by repetitions
musical, natural and spontaneous
syntactic flexibility
lay-out and imagery
unusual
collocations
clusters of
meaning
=
extreme
semantic
density
the reader is expected to supply the connections tracing correspondences
F21-22
[....] la cifra, e la grandezza dello scrittore del Novecento sta nel coraggio di accettare la precarietà del mondo e della propria condizione di uomo e artista.
A. Lombardo,
Il testo e la sua performance
. 1986, pag. 17
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