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POSTMODERNISM POMO 1 -- Art, Music, Literature POMO 2 – Socio-political- historical
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POMO 1: Aesthetics Remember Modernism? New paradigm because of Marx, Freud, Einstein Rejection of old Victorian standards about art + lit Writers like Joyce, Eliot, Stevens, Pound, Rilke Artists like Cezanne, Picasso, Dali, Miro
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Modernism in Lit + Art 1. Emphasis on impression and subjectivity 1. Molly Bloom’s memory of her love life 2. Impressionistic and Cubist paintings 1. Movement away from apparent objectivity of narrator 1. Joyce’s unreliable narrators, Stephen Dedalus 2. Cubism’s experiments with seeing all views Emphasis on fragmented forms 1. Eliot’s “The Wasteland” as fragmented view of Modern world
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"...I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes. " MODERNISM IN LIT AND ART
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Modernism Modernism tends to present a fragmented view of human subjectivity and history (Eliot’s “The Wasteland” and Yeats’ “Second Coming”) but presents fragmentation as something tragic , something to be lamented and mourned as a loss. Eliot and Yeats: “these fragments I have shored against my ruin” in “The Wasteland” or “the center cannot hold” in “The Second Coming”
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POSTMODERNISM (after WWII until today) Postmodernism, in contrast, doesn’t lament the idea
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