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Contemporary Studies





ISBN 9781138829046
Published March 26, 2017 by Routledge
290 Pages

 
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Book Description

Originally published in 1924, this title is divided into four parts each looking at contemporary issues of the time. Beginning with ‘The Liberators of the Mind’ the author discusses important thinkers of the time, such as Tolstoy and Nietzsche. The second part looks at ‘The War and Peace’ which refers to the recently fought First World War. He then moves on to ‘Education and Society’ where discussions include Bahaism and Father Christmas. The final part looks at ‘Art and Criticism’ discussing the trends of French post-war poetry – realism, symbolism and dynamism – followed by a look at dynamic drawing. Available again after many years out of print.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Liberators of the Mind  Tolstoy’s Diary;  Tolstoy as Educationalist;  Tolstoy and the Realist Faith;  Nietzsche’s Letters;  Nietzsche as Forerunner in Psychoanalysis;  Carl Spitteler;  Romain Rolland;  Hans Ryner  Part 2: The War and the Peace  Appeal for the Foundation of "Le Carmel";  Nicolai and the Biology of War;  In Favour of Peace (1916);  A Message to the Berne Conference of 1917;  A Message to the Berne Conference of 1919;  The East Against the West  Part 3: Education and Society  Bahaism, a Movement Towards the Community of Mankind;  The Linguistic International (Esperanto);  William James’ "Talks to Teachers on Psychology";  Father Christmas  Part 4: Art and Criticism  The Coming Poetry;  Marcel Martinet;  P.J. Jouve;  The Diary of a French Private;  Jean-Bard and Dynamism;  Dynamic Drawing;  The Dynamic Interpretation of Poetry.  Bibliography.  Index.

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