Knossos and the Prophets of Modernism
University of Chicago Press, 15/09/2010 - 288 páginas
In the spring of 1900, British archaeologist Arthur Evans began to excavate the palace of Knossos on Crete, bringing ancient Greek legends to life just as a new century dawned amid far-reaching questions about human history, art, and culture. With Knossos and the Prophets of Modernism, Cathy Gere relates the fascinating story of Evans’s excavation and its long-term effects on Western culture. After the World War I left the Enlightenment dream in tatters, the lost paradise that Evans offered in the concrete labyrinth—pacifist and matriarchal, pagan and cosmic—seemed to offer a new way forward for writers, artists, and thinkers such as Sigmund Freud, James Joyce, Giorgio de Chirico, Robert Graves, and Hilda Doolittle.
Assembling a brilliant, talented, and eccentric cast at a moment of tremendous intellectual vitality and wrenching change, Cathy Gere paints an unforgettable portrait of the age of concrete and the birth of modernism.
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This cultural history of the impact Arthur Evan's fanciful interpretations of the Minoan remains at Knossos is essentially a study of how assorted cultural figures, mostly in the shadow of Nietzsche ... Ler crítica na íntegra
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Beginning with British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans's 1900-31 excavation and reconstruction of the Bronze Age Palace of Knossos on Crete, Gere (history, Univ. of California, San Diego; The Tomb of ... Ler crítica na íntegra
I The Birth of Tragedy 18221897
II Standup Tragedy 18511899
III Ariadnes Lament 19001913
IV The Concrete Labyrinth 19141935
V Psyches Labyrinth 19191941
VI The Rebirth of Comedy 19421949