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The Resource Rhythm and race in modernist poetry and science : Pound, Yeats, Williams, and modern sciences of rhythm, Michael Golston

Rhythm and race in modernist poetry and science : Pound, Yeats, Williams, and modern sciences of rhythm, Michael Golston

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Rhythm and race in modernist poetry and science : Pound, Yeats, Williams, and modern sciences of rhythm
Title
Rhythm and race in modernist poetry and science
Title remainder
Pound, Yeats, Williams, and modern sciences of rhythm
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Michael Golston
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the half-century between 1890 and 1950, a variety of fields and disciplines, from musicology and literary studies to biology, psychology, genetics, and eugenics, expressed a profound interest in the subject of rhythm. In this book, Michael Golston recovers much of the work done in this area and situates it in the society, politics, and culture of the Modernist period. He then filters selected Modernist poems through this archive to demonstrate that innovations in prosody, form, and subject matter are based on a largely forgotten ideology of rhythm and that beneath Modernist prosody is a science and an accompanying technology.In his analysis, Golston first examines psychological and physiological experiments that purportedly proved that races responded differently to rhythmic stimuli. He then demonstrates how poets like Ezra Pound, W. B. Yeats, Mina Loy, and William Carlos Williams either absorbed or echoed the information in these studies, using it to hone the innovative edge of Modernist practice and fundamentally alter the way poetry was written. Golston performs close readings of canonical texts such as Pound's Cantos, Yeats's "Lake Isle of Innisfree," and William Carlos Williams's Paterson, and examines the role the sciences of rhythm played in racist discourses and fascist political thinking in the years leading up to World War II. Recovering obscure texts written in France, Germany, England, and America, Golston argues that "Rhythmics" was instrumental in generating an international modern art and should become a major consideration in our reading of reactionary avant-garde poetry
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digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Golston, Michael
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pound, Ezra
  • Williams, William Carlos
  • Yeats, W. B.
  • Pound, Ezra
  • Williams, William Carlos
  • Yeats, W. B.
  • American poetry
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Rhythm
  • Racism in literature
  • Literature and science
  • Politics and literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American poetry
  • Literature and science
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Politics and literature
  • Racism in literature
  • Science
Label
Rhythm and race in modernist poetry and science : Pound, Yeats, Williams, and modern sciences of rhythm, Michael Golston
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-265) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: phonoscopic modernism -- Pulsanda tellus: Ezra Pound's absolutist rhythms -- Double registrations in the river of blood -- Machining convictions: W.B. Yeats's sanguineous rhytms -- Singing the crisis itself -- Williams's measured interventions
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ocn608347552
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 272 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231512336
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/gols14276
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt271njx
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  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608347552
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Rhythm and race in modernist poetry and science : Pound, Yeats, Williams, and modern sciences of rhythm, Michael Golston
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-265) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: phonoscopic modernism -- Pulsanda tellus: Ezra Pound's absolutist rhythms -- Double registrations in the river of blood -- Machining convictions: W.B. Yeats's sanguineous rhytms -- Singing the crisis itself -- Williams's measured interventions
Control code
ocn608347552
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 272 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231512336
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/gols14276
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt271njx
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608347552
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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