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"God Is Dead... Now There Danceth A God In Me." Bringing Modernist Darkness To Light Through The Apollonian And Dionysian Dichotomy

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"God Is Dead... Now There Danceth A God In Me." Bringing Modernist Darkness To Light Through The Apollonian And Dionysian Dichotomy

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dc.contributor.author Stephenson, Kendall en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-11T20:55:14Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-11T20:55:14Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-11
dc.date.submitted January 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-11474 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/9541
dc.description.abstract Friedrich Nietzsche's theory of the Apollonian and Dionysian dichotomy can be seen at work in the texts of canonical modernist writers such as Virginia Woolf, Hermann Hesse, Albert Camus, Rainer Maria Rilke, William B. Yeats and T.S. Eliot, and it is in the balance of these two Greek deities that modernist literary characters affirm life, thus reversing the typically negative interpretations of modernist literature. My aim is to show how the primordial, divergent elements of the Apollonian and Dionysian reveal themselves across the field of modernist literature and synthesize to create moments of truth, mental equilibrium, and life-affirmation amongst its characters. I also discuss the tribulations characters face if they fail to embrace a balance of Apollo and Dionysus.Through faith in the Greek dichotomy: the individual, Apollonian-self in conjunction with the Dionysian community, and by accepting their single, earth-bound existence, modernist characters affirm life - whether blissful or bitter. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Faris, Wendy en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher English en_US
dc.title "God Is Dead... Now There Danceth A God In Me." Bringing Modernist Darkness To Light Through The Apollonian And Dionysian Dichotomy en_US
dc.type M.A. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Faris, Wendy en_US
dc.degree.department English en_US
dc.degree.discipline English en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. en_US

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