Coverart for item
The Resource Wittgenstein and modernism, edited by Michael LeMahieu and Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé

Wittgenstein and modernism, edited by Michael LeMahieu and Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé

Label
Wittgenstein and modernism
Title
Wittgenstein and modernism
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael LeMahieu and Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ludwig Wittgenstein famously declared that philosophy "ought really to be written only as a form of poetry," and he even described the Tractatus as "philosophical and, at the same time, literary." But few books have really followed up on these claims, and fewer still have focused on their relation to the special literary and artistic period in which Wittgenstein worked. This book offers the first collection to address the rich, vexed, and often contradictory relationship between modernism the twentieth century's predominant cultural and artistic movement and Wittgenstein, one of its preeminent and most enduring philosophers. In doing so it offers rich new understandings of both. Michael LeMahieu Karen Zumhagen-Yekpl bring together scholars in both twentieth-century philosophy and modern literary studies to put Wittgenstein into dialogue with some of modernism's most iconic figures, including Samuel Beckett, Saul Bellow, Walter Benjamin, Henry James, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Adolf Loos, Robert Musil, Wallace Stevens, and Virginia Woolf. The contributors touch on two important aspects of Wittgenstein's work and modernism itself: form and medium. They discuss issues ranging from Wittgenstein and poetics to his use of numbered propositions in the Tractatus as a virtuoso performance of modernist form; from Wittgenstein's persistence metaphoric use of religion, music, and photography to an exploration of how he and Henry James both negotiated the relationship between the aesthetic and the ethical
Dewey number
192
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • LeMahieu, Michael,
  • Zumhagen-Yekplé, Karen,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wittgenstein, Ludwig
  • Modernism (Literature)
Label
Wittgenstein and modernism, edited by Michael LeMahieu and Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: Wittgenstein, modernism, and the contradictions of writing philosophy as poetry / Michael LeMahieu and Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé -- Wittgenstein's modernist context -- Wittgenstein and modernism in literature: between the Tractatus and the Philosophical investigations / Anthony J. Cascardi -- "To become a different person": Wittgenstein, Christianity, and the modernist ethos / Marjorie Perloff -- The concept of expression in the arts from a Wittgensteinian perspective / Charles Altieri -- Wittgenstein, Loos, and critical modernism: style and idea in architecture and philosophy / Allan Janik -- Wittgenstein's modernist cultures -- Loos, Musil, Wittgenstein, and the recovery of human life / Piergiorgio Donatelli -- Wittgenstein, Benjamin, and pure realism / Eli Friedlander -- What makes a poem philosophical? / John Gibson -- Wittgenstein and literary modernism -- In the condition of modernism: philosophy, literature, and the sacred fount / Kristin Boyce -- The world as Bloom found it: "Ithaca," the Tractatus, and "looking more than once for the solution of difficult problems in imaginary or real life" / Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé -- Lectures on ethics: Wittgenstein and Kafka / Yi-ping Ong -- Bellow's private language / Michael LeMahieu
Control code
ocn975999840
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 301 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226420547
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Oxford University Press
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)975999840
Label
Wittgenstein and modernism, edited by Michael LeMahieu and Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: Wittgenstein, modernism, and the contradictions of writing philosophy as poetry / Michael LeMahieu and Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé -- Wittgenstein's modernist context -- Wittgenstein and modernism in literature: between the Tractatus and the Philosophical investigations / Anthony J. Cascardi -- "To become a different person": Wittgenstein, Christianity, and the modernist ethos / Marjorie Perloff -- The concept of expression in the arts from a Wittgensteinian perspective / Charles Altieri -- Wittgenstein, Loos, and critical modernism: style and idea in architecture and philosophy / Allan Janik -- Wittgenstein's modernist cultures -- Loos, Musil, Wittgenstein, and the recovery of human life / Piergiorgio Donatelli -- Wittgenstein, Benjamin, and pure realism / Eli Friedlander -- What makes a poem philosophical? / John Gibson -- Wittgenstein and literary modernism -- In the condition of modernism: philosophy, literature, and the sacred fount / Kristin Boyce -- The world as Bloom found it: "Ithaca," the Tractatus, and "looking more than once for the solution of difficult problems in imaginary or real life" / Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé -- Lectures on ethics: Wittgenstein and Kafka / Yi-ping Ong -- Bellow's private language / Michael LeMahieu
Control code
ocn975999840
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 301 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226420547
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Oxford University Press
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)975999840

Library Locations

    • InternetBorrow it
      Albany, Auckland, 0632, NZ
Processing Feedback ...