Knossos & the prophets of modernism

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2009.
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In the spring of 1900, British archaeologist Arthur Evans began to excavate the palace of Knossos on Crete, bringing ancient Greek legends to life just as a new century dawned amid far-reaching questions about human history, art, and culture. WithKnossos and the Prophets of Modernism, Cathy Gere relates the fascinating story of Evans’s excavation and its long-term effects on Western culture. After the World War I left the Enlightenment dream in tatters, the lost paradise that Evans offered in the concrete labyrinth—pacifist and matriarchal, pagan and cosmic—seemed to offer a new way forward for writers, artists, and thinkers such as Sigmund Freud, James Joyce, Giorgio de Chirico, Robert Graves, and Hilda Doolittle. 

Assembling a brilliant, talented, and eccentric cast at a moment of tremendous intellectual vitality and wrenching change, Cathy Gere paints an unforgettable portrait of the age of concrete and the birth of modernism.

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table_of_contents The birth of tragedy, 1822-1897. An archaeology of heroes ; A prophecy of tragedy ; Fascism's Greek prehistory ; What Ariadne is -- Stand-up tragedy, 1851-1899. The dry smell of time ; Eastern questions ; The road to the labyrinth ; Greek defeat ; Reconstructing the nation -- Ariadne's lament, 1900-1913. Ariadne's throne ; The great Cretan mother ; Ariadne's dancing floor ; The making of a goddess ; The Villa Ariadne ; Cretan victory ; Ariadne in Chirico City -- The concrete labyrinth, 1914-1935. The throne room complex ; Captain of the blacks ; Court ladies ; Priest-king and cowgirls ; Lost boys ; The lady of sports ; The magic ring ; The psyche element ; Little souls -- Psyche's labyrinth, 1919-1941. Mythical method ; The decline of Crete ; Achilles' shield ; Freudian archaeology ; Psyche's muse ; Crete on the couch ; The battle of Crete -- The rebirth of comedy, 1942-1949. Psyche reborn ; Paradise before Eve ; Psyche rewritten ; The consort ; New Crete -- The birth of farce, 1950-2000. Romantic revivals ; The white goddess ; Black Athena ; The road back to war.
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