Abyss of Reason

Abyss of Reason : Cultural Movements, Revelations, and Betrayals

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This book is a study of modern spiritualism, which flourished in the third quarter of the nineteenth century, and of surrealism, in its heyday between the world wars. The pairing yields a range of provocative material for working through issues with which criticism in all sorts of fields today remains preoccupied.show more

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  • Hardback | 314 pages
  • 162.6 x 243.3 x 25.7mm | 691.73g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • halftones
  • 0195068572
  • 9780195068573

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In this fascinating study, the relationship between nineteenth-century spiritualism and twentieth-century surrealism provides the backdrop for an examination of conflicting movements in literature, art, philosophy, science, and other areas of social life.show more

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'The horoscope for Cottom's Abyss of Reason seems to be very auspicious: I would issue a contract straight away..... I think this book could find an audience both within and without the academy.'James Longenbach, University of Rochester.show more

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