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Modernist form and the myth of Jewification, Neil Levi

Label
Modernist form and the myth of Jewification
Title
Modernist form and the myth of Jewification
Statement of responsibility
Neil Levi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Why were modernist works of art, literature, and music that were neither by nor about Jews nevertheless interpreted as Jewish? In this book, Neil Levi explores how the antisemitic fantasy of a mobile, dangerous, contagious Jewish spirit unfolds in the antimodernist polemics of Richard Wagner, Max Nordau, Wyndham Lewis, and Louis-Ferdinand Celine, reaching its apotheosis in the notorious 1937 Nazi exhibition "Degenerate Art." Levi then turns to James Joyce, Theodor W. Adorno, and Samuel Beckett, offering radical new interpretations of these modernist authors to show how each presents his own poetics as a self-conscious departure from the modern antisemitic imaginary. Levi claims that, just as antisemites once feared their own contamination by a mobile, polluting Jewish spirit, so too much of postwar thought remains governed by the fear that it might be contaminated by the spirit of antisemitism. Thus he argues for the need to confront and work through our own fantasies and projections not only about the figure of the Jew but also about that of the antisemite"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levi, Neil Jonathan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Modernism (Art)
  • Art criticism
  • Antisemitism
  • RELIGION
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Antisemitism
  • Art criticism
  • Modernism (Art)
Label
Modernist form and the myth of Jewification, Neil Levi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Phobic Reading, Modernist Form, and the Figure of the Antisemite -- pt. 1. Modernist Form as Judaization. Genealogies: Judaization, Wagner, Nordau -- Jews, Art, and History: The Nazi Exhibition of "Degenerate Art" as Historicopolitical Spectacle -- Fanatical Abstraction: Wyndham Lewis's Critique of Modernist Form as Judaization in Time and Western Man
  • pt. 2. Modernist Form and the Antisemitic Imagination -- Straw Men: Projection, Personification, and Narrative Form in Ulysses -- Images of the Bilderverbot: Adorno, Antisemitism, and the Enemies of Modernism -- The Labor of Late Modernist Poetics: Beckett after Céline
Control code
ocn859159649
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (x, 261 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823255085
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt132jgq1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859159649
Label
Modernist form and the myth of Jewification, Neil Levi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Phobic Reading, Modernist Form, and the Figure of the Antisemite -- pt. 1. Modernist Form as Judaization. Genealogies: Judaization, Wagner, Nordau -- Jews, Art, and History: The Nazi Exhibition of "Degenerate Art" as Historicopolitical Spectacle -- Fanatical Abstraction: Wyndham Lewis's Critique of Modernist Form as Judaization in Time and Western Man
  • pt. 2. Modernist Form and the Antisemitic Imagination -- Straw Men: Projection, Personification, and Narrative Form in Ulysses -- Images of the Bilderverbot: Adorno, Antisemitism, and the Enemies of Modernism -- The Labor of Late Modernist Poetics: Beckett after Céline
Control code
ocn859159649
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (x, 261 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823255085
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt132jgq1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859159649

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