The classics of modernist art, says Smith (English U. of Texas) coincided with major developments in archaeology and physics, and like them, were concerned with reducing reality to its smallest elements and returning to origins. He assumes that the most basic of all narrative structures is the nekyia the journey to the underworld and that the nekyia itself may be further reduced to elementary images he calls necrotypes. He creeps through the work of such masters as Strindberg, Yeats, Eliot, Proust, D. H. Lawrence, Joyce, Thomas Mann, Broch, and Robert Musil. He concludes by setting out an archetypal poetics of modernism. The text is double spaced. There are no illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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