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by Christopher E. G. Benfey,Karen Remmler

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Author: Christopher E. G. Benfey,Karen Remmler
ISBN: 1558495304
ISBN13: 978-1558495302
Language: English
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press (May 24, 2006)
Pages: 352
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Sixty years ago, at the height of World War II, an extraordinary series of gatherings took place at Mount Holyoke College in western Massachusetts.

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 S Sixty years ago, at the height of World War II, an extraordinary series of gatherings took place at Mount Holyoke College in western Massachusetts

Christopher Benfey teaches literature at Mount Holyoke College, where he is co-director of the Weissman Center for Leadership. Benfey is the author of Emily Dickinson and the Problem of Others, The Double Life of Stephen Crane, and Degas in New Orleans.

Christopher Benfey teaches literature at Mount Holyoke College, where he is co-director of the Weissman Center for Leadership. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with his wife and two sons. Leslie Morris is an assistant professor of German at the University of Minnesota.

Christopher Benfey and Karen Remmler First, I would like to set the scene.

Christopher Benfey and Karen Remmler. Lionello Venturi was the only art historian invited to come to the Pontigny encounters at Mount Holyoke, and he came twice. The decision to invite Venturi was significant. No European art historian in exile had his credentials as an anti-fascist. First, I would like to set the scene. Mount Holyoke during World War II. Visualize two wars going on and very slight communication from the outside. The only news that we had about the war was through the newspapers or through the newsreels. We were told only what they wanted us to hear.

Christopher E. G. Benfey, Karen Remmler. 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'gures 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.

The book, Artists, Intellectuals, and World War II: The Pontigny Encounters at Mount Holyoke College, 1942-1944(University of Massachusetts Press), is a collection of essays about a series of gatherings took place at Mount Holyoke in the summers of 1942 to 1944.

The book, Artists, Intellectuals, and World War II: The Pontigny Encounters at Mount Holyoke College, 1942-1944(University of Massachusetts Press), is a collection of essays about a series of gatherings took place at Mount Holyoke in the summers of 1942 to 1944 by leading European figures in the arts and sciences and their American counterparts. According to the publisher, the book "revisits a rare moment when a small American college became the center of European intellectual life.

More information: Notice et cote du catalogue de la Bibliothèque nationale de France. Related Subjects:(23). Mount Holyoke college (South Hadley, Mass. - - Entretiens de Pontigny - 1942, 1944 -. idées politiques - intellectuel - guerre mondiale 2 - 1942, 1944 -. artiste - idées politiques - guerre mondiale 2 - 1942, 1944 -. Bespaloff, Rachel. Mount Holyoke College. Mount Holyoke College - Histoire - 20e siècle.

Artists, Intellectuals, And World War II: The Pontigny Encounters at Mount Holyoke College, 1942-1944. Univ of Massachusetts Press. ISBN 978-1-55849-531-9. Retrieved 27 April 2013. Entretiens de Pontigny Collection at Mount Holyoke College. The Pontigny Colloquia. Artists, Intellectuals, and World War II at Mount Holyoke College.

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Romy Golan, 'The Critical Moment: Lionello Venturi in America', in Christopher E. Benfey & Karen Remmler, ed. Artists, Intellectuals, And World War II: The Pontigny Encounters at Mount Holyoke College, 1942-1944, Univ of Massachusetts Press, 2006, p. 22-135.

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 gures 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 Lévi-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 signi cance of Pontigny-en- Amérique. Rachel Bespaloff, a tragic gure 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 gures as Stevens and Moore, will want to read this pioneering work of scholarship and historical re-creation.

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