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The Resource Artists, intellectuals, and World War II : the Pontigny encounters at Mount Holyoke College, 1942-1944, edited by Christopher Benfey and Karen Remmler

Artists, intellectuals, and World War II : the Pontigny encounters at Mount Holyoke College, 1942-1944, edited by Christopher Benfey and Karen Remmler

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Artists, intellectuals, and World War II : the Pontigny encounters at Mount Holyoke College, 1942-1944
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Artists, intellectuals, and World War II
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the Pontigny encounters at Mount Holyoke College, 1942-1944
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edited by Christopher Benfey and Karen Remmler
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Summary
Sixty years ago, at the height of World War II, an extraordinary series of gatherings took place at Mount Holyoke College in western Massachusetts. During the summers of 1942-1944, leading European figures in the arts and sciences met at the college with their American counterparts for urgent conversations about the future of human civilization in a precarious world. Two Sorbonne professors, the distinguished medievalist Gustave Cohen and the existentialist philosopher Jean Wahl, organized these "Pontigny" sessions, named after an abbey in Burgundy, where similar symposia had been held in the decades before the war. Among the participants - many of whom were Jewish or had Jewish backgrounds - were the philosophers Hannah Arendt and Rachel Bespaloff, the poets Marianne Moore and Wallace Stevens, the anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss and the linguist Roman Jakobson, and the painters Marc Chagall and Robert Motherwell.; In this collection of original essays, Stanley Cavell and Jacques Derrida lead an international group of scholars - including Jed Perl, Mary Ann Caws, Jeffrey Mehlman, and Elisabeth Young-Bruehl - in assessing the lasting impact and contemporary significance of Pontigny-en-Amerique. Rachel Bespaloff, a tragic figure who wrote a major work on the Iliad, is restored to her rightful place beside Arendt and Simone Weil. Anyone interested in the "intellectual resistance" of Francophone intellectuals and artists, and the inspiring support from such American figures as Stevens and Moore, will want to read this pioneering work of scholarship and historical re-creation
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Artists, intellectuals, and World War II : the Pontigny encounters at Mount Holyoke College, 1942-1944, edited by Christopher Benfey and Karen Remmler
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Artists, intellectuals, and World War II : the Pontigny encounters at Mount Holyoke College, 1942-1944, edited by Christopher Benfey and Karen Remmler
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
  • Pontigny-en-Amérique / Laurent Jeanpierre -- The vision of Helen Patch / Elissa Gelfand -- The OSS pays a visit / Leah D. Hewitt -- The philosophical model of a counter-institution / Jacques Derrida -- Reflections on Wallace Stevens at Mount Holyoke / Stanley Cavell -- Thoughts on Wallace Stevens's contribution at Pontigny-en-Amérique : response to Cavell / Jeffrey Mehlman -- Postscript : response to Mehlman / Stanley Cavell -- Henry Church and the literary magazine mesures : "the American resource" / Claire Paulhan -- Romantic reverberations / Jed Perl -- Robert Motherwell and the modern painter's world / Mary Anne Caws -- The critical moment : Lionello Venturi in America / Romy Golan -- Medievalism and Pontigny / Nadia Margolis
  • Gustave Cohen at Pont-Holyoke : the drama of belonging to France / Helen Solterer -- The tiger leaps : Louis Aragon, Gustave Cohen, and the poetry of resistance / Jeffrey Mehlman -- Poetry and reality : Roman O. Jakobson and Claude Lévi-Strauss / Andrew Lass -- Jacques Hadamard and creativity in the sciences / Donal O'Shea -- A tale of two Iliads / Christopher Benfey -- Hannah Arendt on action and violence with reference to Simone Weil and Rachel Bespaloff on Homer's Iliad : a conversation / Jerome Kohn and Elisabeth Young-Bruehl -- Concerning the label emigrant : Brecht's Conversations in exile and the century of refugees / Holger Teschke -- Rachel Bespaloff and the nostalgia for the instant / Olivier Salazar-Ferrer -- Rediscovering Rachel Bespaloff / Monique Jutrin -- Searching for Rachel Bespaloff / Alyssa Danigelis -- Blend and belong / Renee Scialom Cary -- Memories of Rachel Bespaloff / Barbara Levin Amster -- Pauvre Rachel / Naomi Bespaloff Levinson -- Conclusion : encounters of hope / Karen Remmler
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