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" It is simply a way of controlling, of ordering, of giving a shape and a significance to the immense panorama of futility and anarchy which is contemporary history. "
Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History - Page 4
by Jay Winter - 1998 - 310 pages
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James Joyce: His First Forty Years

Herbert Sherman Gorman - Ireland - 1924 - 262 pages
...discoveries of an Einstein in pursuing his own, independent, further investigations. It is simply a way of controlling, of ordering, of giving a shape and...futility and anarchy which is contemporary history." Mr. Eliot is too dogmatic in the main and he builds from the premise that the novel is obsolescent...
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James Joyce, a Critical Introduction

Harry Levin - 1941 - 276 pages
...discoveries of an Einstein in pursuing his own, independent, further investigations. It is simply a way of controlling, of ordering, of giving a shape and...futility and anarchy which is contemporary history. It is a method already adumbrated by Mr. Yeats, and of the need for which I believe Mr. Yeats to have...
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The Difficulties of Modernism

Leonard Diepeveen - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 342 pages
...level of form. Eliot himself was clearer about this when he praised Joyce's Ulysses for creating "a way of controlling, of ordering, of giving a shape and...futility and anarchy which is contemporary history" ([1923] 1975d, 177). Here, form and content are interdependent in much the same way that they are in...
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Cycles of Influence: Fiction, Folktale, Theory

Stephen Benson - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 336 pages
...Eliot's description of Joyce's "scientific discovery" of the mythic model in Ulysses: "It is simply a way of controlling, of ordering, of giving a shape and...futility and anarchy which is contemporary history. . . . Instead of narrative method, we may use the mythical method ... a step toward . . . order and...
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The Waste Land and Other Poems

T. S. Eliot - Poetry - 2003 - 148 pages
...antiquity, Mr. Joyce is pursuing a method which others must pursue after him. ... It is simply a way of controlling, of ordering, of giving a shape and...panorama of futility and anarchy which is contemporary history."33 The question remains whether Eliot's use of his myth is quite as systematic as Joyce's....
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Weldon Kees and the Arts at Midcentury

Daniel A. Siedell - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 266 pages
...contemporaneity and antiquity, Mr. Joyce is pursuing a method which others must use after him It is simply a way of controlling, of ordering, of giving a shape and...panorama of futility and anarchy which is contemporary history."54 Futility and anarchy were lacerating shards in Kees's troubled soul, and he was gratified...
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Children's Rights and Power: Charging Up for a New Century

Mary John - Social Science - 2003 - 310 pages
...narrative method we may now use the mythical method '. This was an attractive method in that it was 'a way of controlling, of ordering, of giving a shape and...panorama of futility and anarchy which is contemporary life' (Eliot 1923, p.5). This is interesting as it gives us an oblique clue as to why myths persist...
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Mythistory: The Making of a Modern Historiography

Joseph Mali - History - 2003 - 369 pages
...historiography which, as Eliot would have it, is capable "of controlling, of ordering, of giving a shape and significance to the immense panorama of futility and anarchy which is contemporary history." Against the majority of commentators on Eliot's famous assertion, I argue that what he and Joyce and...
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Understanding David Foster Wallace

Marshall Boswell - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 254 pages
...All three works employ mythic archetypes as "a way of controlling, of ordering, of giving shape and significance to the immense panorama of futility and anarchy which is contemporary history," as TS Eliot once famously put it.' Moreover, these works mark three decisive turns in literary sensibility:...
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Trying It Out in America: Literary and Other Performances

Richard Poirier - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 334 pages
...was unprecedented in degree. "It is simply a way of controlling, of ordering, of giving a shape and significance, to the immense panorama of futility and anarchy which is contemporary history." As a matter of cold fact, allusiveness in poetry, even this portentously sounding "more and more" of...
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