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

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

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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

Morning Sun

Morning Sun

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-aged Red Guards, suffered through the subsequent rustication of intellectual ...

Author: Laifong Leung

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765635593

Category: History

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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-aged 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 of China, she also succeeds, through thoughtful and perceptive interviews, in providing a unique perspective on the devastating political history of China over the past 20 years through the eyes of its keenest observers. The social, political, and cultural milieu of the period emerges in fascinating detail.
Categories: History

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

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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

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

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

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

Letters From A Lost Generation

Letters From A Lost Generation

Nothing in the papers, not the most vivid and heart-rending descriptions, have made me realise war like your letters' Vera Brittain to Roland Leighton, 17 April 1915.

Author: Mark Bostridge

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349007717

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 448

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Nothing in the papers, not the most vivid and heart-rending descriptions, have made me realise war like your letters' Vera Brittain to Roland Leighton, 17 April 1915. This selection of letters, written between 1913 & 1918, between Vera Brittain and four young men - her fiance Roland Leighton, her brother Edward and their close friends Victor Richardson & Geoffrey Thurlow present a remarkable and profoundly moving portrait of five young people caught up in the cataclysm of total war. Roland, 'Monseigneur', is the 'leader' & his letters most clearly trace the path leading from idealism to disillusionment. Edward, ' Immaculate of the Trenches', was orderly & controlled, down even to his attire. Geoffrey, the 'non-militarist at heart' had not rushed to enlist but put aside his objections to the war for patriotism's sake. Victor on the other hand, possessed a very sweet character and was known as 'Father Confessor'. An important historical testimony telling a powerful story of idealism, disillusionment and personal tragedy.
Categories: Literary Collections

Sonia Delaunay

Sonia Delaunay

Sonia Delaunay, wife of painter Robert Delaunay, and co-founder of the Orphist school in 1910, was the center of a brilliant circle in Paris.

Author: Axel Madsen

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504008518

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 366

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Sonia Delaunay, wife of painter Robert Delaunay, and co-founder of the Orphist school in 1910, was the center of a brilliant circle in Paris. Madsen offers a rich and compelling look at this fascinating and influential woman, the first living female artist to have a retrospective show at the Louvre.
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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Everybody was So Young

Everybody was So Young

A finely written biography brings to life the globe-trotting, high-living socialites who were models for works by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Pablo Picasso until tragedy struck their children at the end of the Roaring Twenties.

Author: Amanda Vaill

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 9780767903707

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 470

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A finely written biography brings to life the globe-trotting, high-living socialites who were models for works by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Pablo Picasso until tragedy struck their children at the end of the Roaring Twenties. Reprint. $35,000 ad/promo. Tour.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A William Faulkner Encyclopedia

A William Faulkner Encyclopedia

LOST GENERATION 235 is attributed to Ernest Hemingway, who actually heard it ... 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

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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

A Second Flowering

A Second Flowering

Author: Malcolm Cowley

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 0140054987

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

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Categories: Biography & Autobiography

McAlmon and the Lost Generation

McAlmon and the Lost Generation

Author: Professor Robert McAlmon

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3421578

Category: American literature

Page: 396

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Categories: American literature

The Hemingway Monologues

The Hemingway Monologues

The Lost Generation is the second in this seven-play series that traces Hemingway's chronology from birth to death. This play debuted at the Hemingway Days Festival in Key West, Florida, in July of 2004.

Author: Brian Sinclair

Publisher:

ISBN: 0692450300

Category:

Page: 114

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With The Hemingway Monologues Brian Gordon Sinclair gives us an intimate insight into the circumstances that shaped the famed author's life and inspired him in his writing. The Lost Generation is the second in this seven-play series that traces Hemingway's chronology from birth to death. This play debuted at the Hemingway Days Festival in Key West, Florida, in July of 2004. Brian Gordon Sinclair is considered to be "the foremost dramatic interpreter of Ernest Hemingway in the world today." (Stratford-upon-Avon Herald, UK)
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Filming the Lost Generation

Filming the Lost Generation

This approach advocates incorporation of authorial autobiography and temporally relevant historical, political, psychological, and socio-cultural details as the primary source for filmable content outside the original text.

Author: Candace Ursula Grissom

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:861708655

Category: American fiction

Page: 928

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Categories: American fiction

The Sun Also Rises

The Sun Also Rises

The quintessential novel of the Lost Generation, The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway's masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful writing style.

Author: Ernest Hemingway

Publisher: Important Books

ISBN: 8087888154

Category: Fiction

Page: 138

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The quintessential novel of the Lost Generation, The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway's masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful writing style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway's most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. The story follows the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates. It is an age of moral bankruptcy, spiritual dissolution, unrealized love, and vanishing illusions. The Sun Also Rises helped to establish Hemingway as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.
Categories: Fiction

The Lost Generation Anthology

The Lost Generation Anthology

... interior monologue and stream of consciousness writing. ... writers of the Lost Generation was so profound that it was almost a burden.

Author: HistoryCaps

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 9781621073185

Category: Fiction

Page:

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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. Cummings The Enormous Room Hilda Doolittle Sea Garden T. S. Eliot The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock F. Scott Fitzgerald Flappers and Philosophers Ford Madox Ford The Good Soldier James Joyce A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man John Dos Passos Rosinante to the Road Again Ezra Pound Poems Alan Seeger Selected Works Gertrude Stein Three Lives
Categories: Fiction

The Lost Generation

The Lost Generation

Lost. Generation. 'Nidhi has touched a fascinating aspect of culture in ... This absolutely beautiful piece of writing by Nidhi Dugar Kundalia is an ode to ...

Author: Nidhi Dugar Kundalia

Publisher: Random House India

ISBN: 9788184007763

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

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A Haridwar pandit who maintains genealogical records of families for centuries; a professional mourner who has mastered the art of fake tears; a letter writer who overlooks the lies that a sex worker makes him write to her family back home. These are remnants of an India that still exist in its old streets and neighbourhoods, an unshakeable sense of belonging to a time that was the everyday life of our ancestors. In The Lost Generation, Nidhi Dugar Kundalia narrates the unforgettable stories of eleven professionals—from the hauntingly beautiful rudaalis to the bizarre tasks of a street dentist—uncovering the romance, tragedy and old-world charm of India’s ageing bylanes and its incredible living history.
Categories: Literary Collections