The View from the Tower: Origins of an Antimodernist Image

The View from the Tower Origins of an Antimodernist Image 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 str

  • Title: The View from the Tower: Origins of an Antimodernist Image
  • Author: Theodore Ziolkowski
  • ISBN: 9780691059075
  • Page: 420
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 thatImmediately 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 siecle, the author traces the emergence of a variety of symbolic associations with the proud towers of the past, ranging from spirituality and intellect to sexuality and sequestration.

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    • This book answers a question I didn't know to ask: why did four men (Yeats, Jeffers, Rilke, and Jung) retreat to towers following the First World War?


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