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Title :

Making no portraits : T.S. Eliot, mimesis and the politics of Mediterranean classicism

Author :
THOMPSON, David M. ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Considers how T.S. Eliot's aesthetics and politics acted upon and shaped one another. Focuses on a reference by Eliot to a terracotta by Aristide Maillol, because Maillol's reputation as an artist was always bound up with a set of political ideas in which Eliot exhibited a very public interest. By 1914, Maillol's reputation had coalesced around the claim that his work offered just the kind of reunion of body and mind that Eliot described, and the possibility of such union had been made the basis of a program for renewing French culture known as 'Mediterranean Classicism.' Figures like right-wing activist Charles Maurras counted themselves among the adherents of Mediterranean Classicism, and Eliot's interest in Maillol thus provides us with a pathway into his affiliation with Maurras. ;
Pagination/Size :
3 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Classicisme ; Eliot, T.S., 1888-1965 ; Esthétique ; France ; Grande-Bretagne ; Maillol, Aristide, 1861-1944 ; Maurras, Charles Marie Protius, 1868-1952 ; Politique ; Poésie ; Sculpture ; 1800-2000 ; 1900-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Aesthetics ; Classicism ; Eliot, T.S., 1888-1965 ; France ; Great Britain ; Maillol, Aristide, 1861-1944 ; Maurras, Charles Marie Protius, 1868-1952 ; Poetry ; Politics ; Sculpture ; 1800-2000 ; 1900-2000 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Comparative literature, 1998, 50, 1, winter
INIST identifier :
24995226 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0010-4124 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;