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The Resource Mechanical occult : automatism, modernism, and the specter of politics, Alan Ramon Clinton

Mechanical occult : automatism, modernism, and the specter of politics, Alan Ramon Clinton

Label
Mechanical occult : automatism, modernism, and the specter of politics
Title
Mechanical occult
Title remainder
automatism, modernism, and the specter of politics
Statement of responsibility
Alan Ramon Clinton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, technology and spirituality formed uncanny alliances in countless manifestations of automatism. From Victorian mediums to the psychiatrists who studied them, from the Fordist assembly line to the Hollywood studios that adopted its practices, from Surrealism on the left to Futurism and Vorticism on the right, the unpredictable paths of automatic practice and ideology present a means by which to explore both the utopian and dystopian possibilities of technological and cultural innovation. Focusing on the poetry of T.S
  • Eliot, Ezra Pound, and William Butler Yeats, Alan Ramon Clinton argues that, given the wide-reaching influence of automatism, as much can be learned from these writers' means of production as from their finished products. At a time when criticism has grown polarized between political and aesthetic approaches to high modernism, this book provocatively develops its own automatic procedures to explore the works of these writers as fields rich in potential choices, some more spectral than others."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clinton, Alan Ramón
Dewey number
811/.520937
Index
index present
LC call number
PS310.O33
LC item number
C58 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Occultism in literature
  • Literature and technology
  • Politics and literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Supernatural in literature
  • Technology in literature
  • Politics in literature
  • American poetry
  • Pound, Ezra
  • Eliot, T. S.
  • Yeats, W. B.
Label
Mechanical occult : automatism, modernism, and the specter of politics, Alan Ramon Clinton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Work
  • Speed
  • Disruptive Potential
  • The Mechanical Occult
  • Oriental Specters
  • The Rhetoric of Occultism
  • The Case Against
  • Occult Following
  • Rogues Gallery: Marilyn Manson and Aleister Crowley
  • What Now?
  • Conservative Modernism and the Automatic Response
  • High Modernism and Hollywood in Deep Focus
  • Ezra Pound: Cinematic Matching and Economic Coverage
  • Zero Point of Cinematic Style: Yeats' Spectatorship
  • How Eliot Forze the Dialectics of Chance and Control
  • Two Cages: Second Thoughts at Pisa
  • Canto LXXIV, I-Ching Toss: The Well
  • From Precision to Mathematics
  • Two Terms Equal a Third Meaning
  • Canto LXXVI, I-Ching Toss: Army
  • Canto LXXVII, I-Ching Toss: View
  • Flournoy and Smith
  • Canto LXXVIII, I-Ching Toss: Gentle Wind
  • Canto LXXIX, I-Ching Toss: Modesty
  • Canto LXXX, I-Ching Toss: Obstruction
  • Canto LXXXI, I-Ching Toss: Repairing Decay
  • Canto LXXXII, I-Ching Toss: Revolution
  • Canto LXXXIII, I-Ching Toss: Provision
  • Shuffling Eliot's Cards
  • Eliot's Reading
  • Basis of the Question
  • The Center Cards
  • Automatism as Automation
  • The Action Cards
  • Revision the Rough Beast
  • The Devil
  • Queen of Cups
  • Ace of Disks
  • Ace of Wands
  • Two of Wands
  • Michael Robartes and the Dancer
  • The Universe
  • The Magus
  • Uses of Automatism
  • Four of Swords
  • Six of Wands
  • Princess of Wands
  • The Hanged Man
  • A Posthuman Seance
  • The Rules and Functions of Divination Techniques
  • Conductivity
  • Power
  • Artificial Talent
  • The Beyond of Automatism
Control code
53083990
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 225 pages
Isbn
9780820469430
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003019577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Mechanical occult : automatism, modernism, and the specter of politics, Alan Ramon Clinton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Work
  • Speed
  • Disruptive Potential
  • The Mechanical Occult
  • Oriental Specters
  • The Rhetoric of Occultism
  • The Case Against
  • Occult Following
  • Rogues Gallery: Marilyn Manson and Aleister Crowley
  • What Now?
  • Conservative Modernism and the Automatic Response
  • High Modernism and Hollywood in Deep Focus
  • Ezra Pound: Cinematic Matching and Economic Coverage
  • Zero Point of Cinematic Style: Yeats' Spectatorship
  • How Eliot Forze the Dialectics of Chance and Control
  • Two Cages: Second Thoughts at Pisa
  • Canto LXXIV, I-Ching Toss: The Well
  • From Precision to Mathematics
  • Two Terms Equal a Third Meaning
  • Canto LXXVI, I-Ching Toss: Army
  • Canto LXXVII, I-Ching Toss: View
  • Flournoy and Smith
  • Canto LXXVIII, I-Ching Toss: Gentle Wind
  • Canto LXXIX, I-Ching Toss: Modesty
  • Canto LXXX, I-Ching Toss: Obstruction
  • Canto LXXXI, I-Ching Toss: Repairing Decay
  • Canto LXXXII, I-Ching Toss: Revolution
  • Canto LXXXIII, I-Ching Toss: Provision
  • Shuffling Eliot's Cards
  • Eliot's Reading
  • Basis of the Question
  • The Center Cards
  • Automatism as Automation
  • The Action Cards
  • Revision the Rough Beast
  • The Devil
  • Queen of Cups
  • Ace of Disks
  • Ace of Wands
  • Two of Wands
  • Michael Robartes and the Dancer
  • The Universe
  • The Magus
  • Uses of Automatism
  • Four of Swords
  • Six of Wands
  • Princess of Wands
  • The Hanged Man
  • A Posthuman Seance
  • The Rules and Functions of Divination Techniques
  • Conductivity
  • Power
  • Artificial Talent
  • The Beyond of Automatism
Control code
53083990
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 225 pages
Isbn
9780820469430
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003019577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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