Here, Levitz demonstrates how a group of collaboratoring artists - Igor Stravinsky, Ida Rubenstein, Jacques Copeau, André Gide and others - used the myth of Perséphone to perform and articulate their most deeply held beliefs about four topics significant to modernism: religion, sexuality, death, and historical memory in art.
Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Musical Examples; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Translations; Introduction: Melancholic Modernism; PART ONE: Faith; 1. Gide's Anxiousness: Proserpine/Perséphone; 2. Stravinsky's Dogma; 3. Performing Devotion; PART TWO: Love; 4. André's Masked Pleasures; 5. Igor's Duality; 6. Ida the Sapphic Fetish; 7. Voices from the Crypt; PART THREE: Hope; 8. The Promise of Irreconcilable Difference; Core Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
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