Journals Higher Education



31 December 2012

256 Pages

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780748627691

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Modernism and Magic

Experiments with Spiritualism, Theosophy and the Occult

Leigh Wilson

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Critical Studies in Modernist Culture EUP

This study presents a new account of the relation between modernism and occult discourses. While modernism's engagement with the occult has been approached by critics as the result of a loss of faith in representation, an attempt to draw on science as the primary discourse of modernity, or as an attempt to draw on a hidden history of ideas, Leigh Wilson argues that these discourses have at their heart a magical practice which remakes the relationship between world and representation.


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