The View from the Tower: Origins of an Antimodernist Image

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Immediately after World War I, four major European and American poets and thinkers--W. B. Yeats, Robinson Jeffers, R. M. Rilke, and C. G. Jung--moved into towers as their principal habitations. Taking this striking coincidence as its starting point, this book sets out to locate modern turriphilia in its cultural context and to explore the biographical circumstances that motivated the four writers to choose their unusual retreats. From the ziggurats of ancient Mesopotamia to the ivory towers of the fin de si cle, the author ...

The View from the Tower: Origins of an Antimodernist Image 2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691633787

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The View from the Tower: Origins of an Antimodernist Image 2014, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691604756

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The View from the Tower: Origins of an Antimodernist Image 1998, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691059075

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