Writing the Lost Generation

Writing the Lost Generation

By bringing together the self-reflective works of the Lost Generation and probing the ways the writers portrayed themselves, Monk provides an exciting and comprehensive overview of modernist expatriates from the United States.

Author: Craig Monk

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587297434

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Members of the Lost Generation, American writers and artists who lived in Paris during the 1920s, continue to occupy an important place in our literary history. Rebelling against increased commercialism and the ebb of cosmopolitan society in early twentieth-century America, they rejected the culture of what Ernest Hemingway called a place of “broad lawns and narrow minds.” Much of what we know about these iconic literary figures comes from their own published letters and essays, revealing how adroitly they developed their own reputations by controlling the reception of their work. Surprisingly the literary world has paid less attention to their autobiographies. In Writing the Lost Generation, Craig Monk unlocks a series of neglected texts while reinvigorating our reading of more familiar ones. Well-known autobiographies by Malcolm Cowley, Ernest Hemingway, and Gertrude Stein are joined here by works from a variety of lesser-known—but still important—expatriate American writers, including Sylvia Beach, Alfred Kreymborg, Samuel Putnam, and Harold Stearns. By bringing together the self-reflective works of the Lost Generation and probing the ways the writers portrayed themselves, Monk provides an exciting and comprehensive overview of modernist expatriates from the United States.
Categories: Literary Criticism

After the Lost Generation

After the Lost Generation

John W. Aldridge is one of the few young critics of importance to appear on the literary scene since World War II. In AFTER THE LOST GENERATION he discusses with acumen and discernment the most important works of the young post-war writers ...

Author: John Watson Aldridge

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781789123937

Category: History

Page: 211

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John W. Aldridge is one of the few young critics of importance to appear on the literary scene since World War II. In AFTER THE LOST GENERATION he discusses with acumen and discernment the most important works of the young post-war writers of the Forties—Norman Mailer, Irwin Shaw, John Horne Burns, Truman Capote, Gore Vidal, Paul Bowles, Alfred Hayes and others. Aldridge discusses three writers of the 1920’s—Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, and F. Scott Fitzgerald—to introduce the writers of World War II. He draws significant parallels between the work of the two generations—between Hemingway and Hayes, between Fitzgerald and Burns, between Bowles and Hemingway, and between the “lost generation” of the Twenties and the “illusionless lads of the Forties.” More important than the likenesses between the two generations are the new developments. Norman Mailer and Irwin Shaw wrote enormous “encyclopedic” war novels which covered whole armies and had settings in a dozen different lands. John Horne Burns sought relief from the chaos of modernity in Italian culture and Old World tradition. Truman Capote dealt essentially with abnormalities and peculiarities in human nature. Anti-Semitism, the Negro problem, and homosexuality appear time and again in the new writing. The old themes with which Hemingway and Fitzgerald shattered Victorian patterns—sex, drinking, the brutalities of war—are no longer shocking. AFTER THE LOST GENERATION is a penetrating analysis of post-war fiction that already has provoked wide controversy and discussion. “A pioneer study...The first serious and challenging book about the new novelists.”—Malcolm Cowley, New York Herald Tribune
Categories: History

The Expatriates

The Expatriates

Their lavish lifestyle have inspired movies; their awarding winning books have inspired thousands of writers. What was it like to be a Lost Generation writer living in Europe? This book takes you inside to give you a glimpse.

Author: Paul Brody

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 9781629173573

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 750

Their lavish lifestyle have inspired movies; their awarding winning books have inspired thousands of writers. What was it like to be a Lost Generation writer living in Europe? This book takes you inside to give you a glimpse. It includes biographies on T.S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald as well as an essay on the Lost Generation. Each of the biographies can also be purchased separately.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Lost Generation Reader

The Lost Generation Reader

This anthologies of Lost Generation writers, shows you the work that made the movement. A short book on the history of the movement is also included in the work.Authors and works included in this anthology:E.E. CUMMINGSThe Enormous RoomT.

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher:

ISBN: 1478322969

Category:

Page: 732

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Woody Allen made the glamour of Paris in the twenties magical in Midnight In Paris-but was that really the case? This anthologies of Lost Generation writers, shows you the work that made the movement. A short book on the history of the movement is also included in the work.Authors and works included in this anthology:E.E. CUMMINGSThe Enormous RoomT. S. ELIOTThe Love Song of J. Alfred PrufrockF. SCOTT FITZGERALDFlappers and PhilosophersJAMES JOYCEA Portrait of the Artist as a Young ManEZRA POUNDPoemsGERTRUDE STEINThree Lives
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The Lost Generation

The Lost Generation

Here and there a man bears in his hand the light momentous burden of a letter. “
Ah,” says Tirloir, “I must be writing. Can't go eight days without writing.” “Me too,”
says Eudore, “I must write to my p'tit' femme.” “Is she all right, Mariette?” “Oui, oui
 ...

Author: Ernest Hemingway

Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing

ISBN: PKEY:SMP2300000063431

Category: Fiction

Page:

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The Lost Generation: The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald, Death of a Hero by Richard Aldington, Under Fire: The Story of a Squad by Henri Barbusse. After the First World War, special people returned to their home towns from the front. When the war began, they were still boys, but duty forced them to defend the homeland. "Lost Generation" - as they were called. This concept is used today when we talk about writers who worked during the breaks between the First and Second World Wars, which became a test for all of humanity and were almost all beaten out of their usual, peaceful rut. One of the themes that commonly appears in the authors' works is decadence and the frivolous lifestyle of the wealthy. Writers of the lost generation raise in their works the problem of young people who returned from the war and did not find their home, their relatives. Questions about how to live, how to remain human, how to learn to enjoy life again - this is what is paramount in this literary movement. Table of Contents: 1. Ernest Hemingway: A Farewell to Arms 2. Ernest Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises 3. Francis Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby 4. Richard Aldington: Death of a Hero 5. Henri Barbusse: Under Fire: The Story of a Squad
Categories: Fiction

Zarathustra s Children

Zarathustra s Children

A study of the enormous influence of the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche on turn-of-the-century German literature.

Author: Raymond Furness

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 1571130578

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

View: 411

A study of the enormous influence of the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche on turn-of-the-century German literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Morning Sun Interviews with Chinese Writers of the Lost Generation

Morning Sun  Interviews with Chinese Writers of the Lost Generation

Interviews with Chinese Writers of the Lost Generation Laifong Leung, Jan Walls.
(mainly through translation), as manifested in the writing of Mo Yan (Gabriel
Garcia Marquez), Kong Jiesheng (Sartre), Deng Gang (Hemingway), and many ...

Author: Laifong Leung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315288277

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

View: 328

This is a collection of interviews with 26 writers of China's "zhiqing" generation, relatively young artists who participated in the Cultural Revolution as teen-age Red Guards, suffered through the subsequent rustication of intellectual youth, and eventually returned to relatively normal lives, but always with a tragic hiatus haunting their formative years. While one goal of Professor Leung is to introduce to the West an important group of writers little-known outside China, she also aims to succeed, through the interviews, in providing a special perspective on the devastating political history of China since the 1970s years through the eyes of its keenest observers and in offering a perspective on the social, political and cultural milieu of the period.
Categories: Political Science

Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation

Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation

I'm glad to have lived long enough to read it. --Glenway Wescott The story of Sylvia Beach's love for Shakespeare and Company supplies the lifeblood of this book. 'An absorbing book, backed by an impressive amount of research.

Author: Noel Riley Fitch

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393302318

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 447

View: 208

Noel Riley Fitch has written a perfect book, full to the brim with literary history, correct and whole-hearted both in statement and in implication. She makes me feel and remember a good many things that happened before and after my time. I'm glad to have lived long enough to read it. --Glenway Wescott
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A William Faulkner Encyclopedia

A William Faulkner Encyclopedia

LOST GENERATION 235 is attributed to Ernest Hemingway, who actually heard it
in Paris from Gertrude Stein. ... in A Second Flowering, who attempted to codify a
group of eight American writers as representative of the Lost Generation.

Author: Robert W. Hamblin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313298513

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 490

View: 472

In a distillation of the extensive research on William Faulkner and his work, Hamblin and Peek's book is an authoritative guide to the author's life, literature, and legacy. Arranged alphabetically, the entries in this reference discuss Faulkner's works and major characters and themes, as well as the literary and cultural contexts in which his texts were conceived, written, and published. There are also entries for relatives, friends, and other persons important to Faulkner's biography; historical events, persons, and places; social and cultural developments; and literary and philosophical terms and movements. Entries are written by expert contributors and most provide bibliographic information for further study. The volume closes with a bibliography and detailed index.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Lost Generation Journal

Lost Generation Journal

... had written often in his seminal essays and sorbed Marxism ( not Dadaism )
and began his were mine , of my own country . books on the Lost Generation that
what marked Communist sympathy - - thereby misconstruing Now the dark
waters ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105022049550

Category: Arts, American

Page:

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Categories: Arts, American

Modern Lives

Modern Lives

Modern Lives traces the development of the idea of "the lost generation" and reinterprets it in light of more recent versions of the American 1920s.

Author: Marc Dolan

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015002392471

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

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Modern Lives traces the development of the idea of "the lost generation" and reinterprets it in light of more recent versions of the American 1920s. Employing a wide range of historical, literary, and cultural theory, Marc Dolan focuses on American versions of "the lost generation," particularly as they emerged in the autobiographical writings of the generation's supposed "members." By examining the narrative and discursive forms that Ernest Hemingway, Malcolm Cowley, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and others imposed on the raw data of their lives, Dolan draws out the subtle relationships between personal and historical narratives of the early twentieth century, as well as the ways in which the mediating notion of a distinct "generation" allowed those authors to pass back and forth between "the personal" and "the historical." Written with the general Americanist rather than the theoretical specialist in mind, Modern Lives opens out the concept of "the lost generation" to reveal the clashing formulations of "self," "society," "nation," and "culture" that were contained within that concept and that continue to influence personal and national self-conceptions in America right down to the present day.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Avoiding a Lost Generation

Avoiding a Lost Generation

... learning curriculum - a combination designed to give young adults both the
workplace skills and academic competencies required to thrive as employees at
CVS or elsewhere in the working world . At this writing , the program is being
piloted ...

Author: United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754081273447

Category: Electronic books

Page: 88

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Categories: Electronic books

Everybody s Writing desk Book

Everybody s Writing desk Book

If Rousseau had a ' hold over ' ( and of ) the generation , the generation could
hardly be completely lost ? — at least not to Rousseau ? And ' Rousseau ' s hold
over the lost generation ' implies that Rousseau himself was not lost . ( 10 ) And ...

Author: Charles Nisbet

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082312442

Category: English language

Page: 310

View: 267

Categories: English language

American Writers in Paris 1920 1939

American Writers in Paris  1920 1939

This group is the focus of this DLB volume. They form a coherent age group that contributed a chapter, and an important one, to the history of American letters, writes one of their peers, Malcolm Cowley, in the volume's foreword.

Author: Gale Cengage

Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Company

ISBN: UOM:49015003015493

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 426

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Called the Lost Generation, American writers who went to Paris after World War I were rebels against social and political conservatism in the United States. They saw Paris as a cultural center and as a place where they could find an audience for their literary experiments -- experiments that changed the course of American writing in the 20th century. This group is the focus of this DLB volume. They form a coherent age group that contributed a chapter, and an important one, to the history of American letters, writes one of their peers, Malcolm Cowley, in the volume's foreword. It was during their heyday, and partly because of their efforts, that American writing ceased to be regarded as a provincial activity...and was recognized by the world for its inherent qualities.99 entries include: Margaret Anderson, Sherwood Anderson, Djuna Barnes, Natalie Barney, Sylvia Beach, Stephen Vincent, Benet Malcolm Cowley, Henry and Caresse Crosby, e.e.cummings, Hilda Doolittle, John Dos Passos, F. ScottFitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Henry Miller, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein and Thornton Wilder.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

McAlmon and the Lost Generation

McAlmon and the Lost Generation

Leo Stein has said often: “Gertrude write a thesis against pragmatism which
would win William James' admiration? She couldn't. Gertrude can't think
consecutively for ten seconds. It was only after I discovered Picassos and had
them in the ...

Author: Professor Robert McAlmon

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105210983172

Category: American literature

Page: 396

View: 634

Categories: American literature

Lost Generation

Lost Generation

Acknowledgements First books are never easy to write . Upon first consideration ,
waves of enthusiasm sweep over you . Those buoyant waves are quickly
followed by pounding waves of discouragement . There never seems to be
enough ...

Author: Jamey Ragle

Publisher:

ISBN: 0970063962

Category: Goth culture (Subculture)

Page: 256

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Categories: Goth culture (Subculture)

American Modernism 1910 1945

American Modernism  1910   1945

A comprehensive reference guide to the modernist movement in American literature, this volume provides a wealth of information on American modernism, the Lost Generation, modernism in the American novel, the Harlem Renaissance, modernism in ...

Author: Roger Lathbury

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143811852X

Category:

Page:

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A comprehensive reference guide to the modernist movement in American literature, this volume provides a wealth of information on American modernism, the Lost Generation, modernism in the American novel, the Harlem Renaissance, modernism in poetry and drama, and the literary culture of the Moderns. Writers covered include: Countee Cullen, E. E. Cummings, John Dos Passos, T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sigmund Freud, Robert Frost, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Sinclair Lewis, Eugene O'Neill, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, and more.
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Letters from the Lost Generation

Letters from the Lost Generation

I lost the ticket envelopes so am going on a basis of $ 60 tickets— $ 5.00 (
something at the station that I don't remember about ... Scotts book , I'm sorry , is
not good — but then I've never read these great books by Scott that he has
written - Its ...

Author: Gerald Murphy

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015001147785

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 362

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Presents correspondence between the Murphys and the rest of the famous literary set.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Lost Generation

A Lost Generation

CA Chandraprema in his “ Years of Terror ” reproduces a letter , dated November
19th , 1988 , Shanta Bandara is purported to have written to Herman Gunaratna ,
in which Shanta , inter alia , stated " . . . I have reported to the party about our ...

Author: Prins Gunasēkara

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050769820

Category: Sri Lanka

Page: 776

View: 803

Chiefly covers the post 1978 political scene in Sri Lanka.
Categories: Sri Lanka

The Cambridge History of American Literature Volume 6 Prose Writing 1910 1950

The Cambridge History of American Literature  Volume 6  Prose Writing  1910 1950

2 o THE "JAZZ AGE" AND THE “LOST GENERATION” REVISITED F
SEVERALDESCRIPTIONS of the culture of the ... and the crack-ups that divided
them; of the suicides of writers as different as Dorothea and Gladys Cromwell,
Harry Crosby, ...

Author: Cyrus R. K. Patell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521497310

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

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Discusses the social, cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic aspects of American literature
Categories: Literary Criticism