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Modernism and Theology: Rainer Maria Rilke, T. S. Eliot, Czesław Miłosz

Rzepa, Joanna (2021) Modernism and Theology: Rainer Maria Rilke, T. S. Eliot, Czesław Miłosz. Palgrave Studies in Modern European Literature . Palgrave Macmillan.

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Abstract

This is the first book-length study to examine the interface between literary and theological modernisms. It provides a comprehensive account of literary responses to the modernist crisis in Christian theology from a transnational and interdenominational perspective. It offers a cultural history of the period, considering a wide range of literary and historical sources, including novels, drama, poetry, literary criticism, encyclicals, theological and philosophical treatises, periodical publications, and wartime propaganda. By contextualising literary modernism within the cultural, religious, and political landscape, the book reveals fundamental yet largely forgotten connections between literary and theological modernisms. It shows that early-twentieth-century authors, poets, and critics, including Rainer Maria Rilke, T. S. Eliot, and Czesław Miłosz, actively engaged with the debates between modernist and neo-scholastic theologians raging across Europe. These debates contributed to developing new ways of thinking about the relationship between religion and literature, and informed contemporary critical writings on aesthetics and poetics.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Literary Criticism; Modernism; Cultural history; Twentieth-century literature; Literature and religion; Modernist poetry; T. S. Eliot; Rainer Maria Rilke; Czesław Miłosz
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities > Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2021 09:39
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 01:35
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/29455

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