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Modernism and...

Modernism and the Occult

Authors: Bramble, John

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This study of modernism's high imperial, occult-exotic affiliations presents many well-known figures from the period 1880-1960 in a new light. Modernism and the Occult traces the history of modernist engagement with 'irregular', heterodox and imported knowledge.

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John Bramble, an Emeritus Fellow of Corpus Christi College Oxford, lectured in Classics at Oxford University, UK. His publications as a classicist include Persius and the Programmatic Satire (1974, reissued 2010), and contributions to The Cambridge History of Classical Literature Vol. 2 (1983). As a historian of mystical syncretism and religio-cultural mixing, he has contributed to The Subtle Body in Asia and the West (2013).

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“Modernism and the Occult is comprehensive, making the fascination of modernist artists with the occult absolutely clear.” (Leigh Wilson, Magic Ritual and Witchcraft, Vol. 12 (2), 2017)

“Modernism and the Occult is a worthy read for those who are interested in the development of modernity, European high empire, modern art, and the occult and the influence of Eastern thought upon it. He has done a stellar job undertaking the difficult task of bringing disparate strands of phenomena and thought together to construct a very particular view of a fascinating part of the history of modernity.” (Della Campion, Reading Religion, readingreligion.org, October, 2017)

'Anyone wanting to understand modernism needs to read Bramble's book.' - Paul Edwards, Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies


'A brilliant and revelatory study of the central importance for European modernism of the syncretism of Eastern and Western in the occult revivals during the age of the high European empires.' - Philip Hardie, Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modernism and the Occult
Authors
Series Title
Modernism and...
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-46578-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137465788
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-46577-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49973-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 178
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