Modernism and Time: The Logic of Abundance in Literature, Science, and Culture, 1880-1930 by Ronald SchleiferModernism and Time: The Logic of Abundance in Literature, Science, and Culture, 1880-1930 by Ronald Schleifer

Modernism and Time: The Logic of Abundance in Literature, Science, and Culture, 1880-1930

byRonald Schleifer

Paperback | September 24, 2009

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Ronald Schleifer offers a powerful reassessment of the politics and culture of modernism. His study analyzes the transition from the Enlightenment to post-Enlightenment ways of understanding in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He argues that this transition expresses itself centrally in an altered conception of temporality. Addressing a variety of disciplines, this study examines the period's remarkable breaks with the past in literature, music, and the arts more generally, and engages with the work of writers and thinkers as varied as George Eliot, Walter Benjamin, Einstein and Russell.
Title:Modernism and Time: The Logic of Abundance in Literature, Science, and Culture, 1880-1930Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:September 24, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521120152

ISBN - 13:9780521120159

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Post-Enlightenment modernism and the experience of time; Part I. Post-Enlightenment Apprehension: 1. The Enlightenment, abundance, and postmodernity; 2. Temporal allegories: George Eliot, Walter Benjamin, and the redemption of time; 3. The second industrial revolution: history, knowledge, and subjectivity; Part II. Logics of Abundance: 4. The natural history of time: mathematics and meaning in Einstein and Russell; 5. Analogy and example: Heisenberg, linguistic negation, and the language of quantum physics; 6. The global aesthetics of genre: Mikhail Bakhtin and the borders of modernity.

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"Overall, this volume is well written and researched, and contains an index with an impressive number of subcategories...With its wide span of focal points, Modernism and Time should be of considerable interest to scholars in both the humanities and the sciences." Colloquia Germanica