By Jean-Michael Rabaté
This leading edge ebook places modernist literature in its cultural, highbrow, and international context, in the framework of the 12 months 1913.Broadens the research of canonical texts and inventive occasions through exhibiting their cultural and international parallels Examines a few simultaneous creative, literary, and political endeavours together with these of Yeats, Pound, Joyce, Du Bois and Stravinsky Explores Pound's Personae subsequent to Apollinaire's Alcools and Rilke's Spanish Trilogy, Edith Wharton's The customized of the rustic subsequent to Proust's Swann's approach
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As in Hugo’s drama, the camps were drawn in advance at the premiere, and Stravinsky, Diaghilev, and the Ballets Russes figure as the heroes of the avant-garde. ” (C’est une musique nègre) – which may have been a qualified compliment. With different accents, all the major musical innovators in 1913 – Arnold Schoenberg in Vienna and Berlin, Ferruccio Busoni in Berlin, Claude Debussy and Erik Satie in France, Igor Stravinsky in St Petersburg and Paris, Charles Ives in America – expressed at the same time the urge to free themselves from the preordained rules of classical harmony, and to reject the cult of vertical and horizontal polyphonic integration that had obtained at least since Bach.
They are buried under an avalanche of rubbish. In the street beneath, the trams are squeaking, children are shrieking. Even now someone is tapping his glass impatiently on the bar counter. She will have to bestir herself; to pull her heavy, indolent body together and go and serve him. 31 This reverie on the dreariness of life presupposes that the couple own a pub and have retired upstairs momentarily. The model for the older “publican” was Hubby, a reformed alcoholic; if the huge glass on the table was filled with water, one understands his taedium vitae.
Thus as early as 1902 he wrote “ragtime dances,” an experiment in cubistic ragtime. A typical work of the early period is New England Holydays, composed between 1904 and 1913. Ives connects the four seasons with American official dates; winter is emblematized by George Washington’s birthday, spring by Decoration Day (in which two bands play two different marches simultaneously), summer by the Fourth of July (for which we hear off-key and off-rhythm versions of Yankee Doodle, Katy Darling, the Battle Hymn of the Republic, gospel songs, and so on), and autumn is illustrated by Thanksgiving.
1913: The Cradle of Modernism by Jean-Michael Rabaté