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

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

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

American Writers

American Writers

Hemingway, Ernest 159 Also Rises introduced the world to the “lost genera- tion” and was a critical and commercial success. GERTRUDE STEIN coined the term “lost generation” in reference to the intellectuals, writers, and artists who ...

Author: Elizabeth H. Oakes

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438108094

Category: American literature

Page: 430

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"American Writers focuses on the rich diversity of American novelists
Categories: American literature

The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature

The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature

Robert MCALMON was another member of the lost Expatriate writers became legion in the late 19th generation ... America was the subject of her writing , expatriate , in her edition of McAlmon's autobiography as in the Pulitzer Prize ...

Author: Steven R. Serafin

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826417779

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1305

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More than ten years in the making, this comprehensive single-volume literary survey is for the student, scholar, and general reader. The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature represents a collaborative effort, involving 300 contributors from across the US and Canada. Composed of more than 1,100 signed biographical-critical entries, this Encyclopedia serves as both guide and companion to the study and appreciation of American literature. A special feature is the topical article, of which there are 70.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Time of Paradox

A Time of Paradox

The blooming was unexpected, as if someone intending to compose a grocery list ended up writing the great American novel. ... The best writers of the 19205, called “the Lost Generation,” rebelled against American society, ...

Author: Glen Jeansonne

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781461636380

Category: History

Page: 576

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In this lively and provocative synthesis, historian Glen Jeansonne explores the people events that shaped America in the twentieth century. Comprehensive in scope, A Time of Paradox analyzes the political, diplomatic, social and cultural developments of the last century while focusing on the diverse and sometimes contradictory human experiences that characterized this dynamic period in American history.
Categories: History

A Companion to American Literature

A Companion to American Literature

that the writers who came of age with World War I were a “Lost Generation.” In this essay, I consider a few of the social forces that render membership in a Lost Generation seemingly unavoidable, and I explore some ways in which the ...

Author: Susan Belasco

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119653349

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1864

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A comprehensive, chronological overview of American literature in three scholarly and authoritative volumes A Companion to American Literature traces the history and development of American literature from its early origins in Native American oral tradition to 21st century digital literature. This comprehensive three-volume set brings together contributions from a diverse international team of accomplished young scholars and established figures in the field. Contributors explore a broad range of topics in historical, cultural, political, geographic, and technological contexts, engaging the work of both well-known and non-canonical writers of every period. Volume One is an inclusive and geographically expansive examination of early American literature, applying a range of cultural and historical approaches and theoretical models to a dramatically expanded canon of texts. Volume Two covers American literature between 1820 and 1914, focusing on the development of print culture and the literary marketplace, the emergence of various literary movements, and the impact of social and historical events on writers and writings of the period. Spanning the 20th and early 21st centuries, Volume Three studies traditional areas of American literature as well as the literature from previously marginalized groups and contemporary writers often overlooked by scholars. This inclusive and comprehensive study of American literature: Examines the influences of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and disability on American literature Discusses the role of technology in book production and circulation, the rise of literacy, and changing reading practices and literary forms Explores a wide range of writings in multiple genres, including novels, short stories, dramas, and a variety of poetic forms, as well as autobiographies, essays, lectures, diaries, journals, letters, sermons, histories, and graphic narratives. Provides a thematic index that groups chapters by contexts and illustrates their links across different traditional chronological boundaries A Companion to American Literature is a valuable resource for students coming to the subject for the first time or preparing for field examinations, instructors in American literature courses, and scholars with more specialized interests in specific authors, genres, movements, or periods.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Romantic women s life writing

Romantic women s life writing

... 'also registered in the ruined lives and careers of the 1790s reformers' who were punished for their 'political heterodoxy' and 'became Britain's first “lost generation”' of writers.258 Johnston documents myriad effects of the ...

Author: Susan Civale

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526101280

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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This book explores how the publication of women’s life writing influenced the reputation of its writers and of the genre itself during the long nineteenth century. It provides case studies of Frances Burney, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Robinson and Mary Hays, four writers whose names were caught up in debates about the moral and literary respectability of publishing the ‘private’. Focusing on gender, genre and authorship, this study examines key works of life writing by and about these women, and the reception of these texts. It argues for the importance of life writing—a crucial site of affective and imaginative identification—in shaping authorial reputation and afterlife. The book ultimately constructs a fuller picture of the literary field in the long nineteenth century and the role of women writers and their life writing within it.
Categories: Literary Criticism

American Women Writers and the Nazis

American Women Writers and the Nazis

I am aware that the introduction of Gertrude Stein muddies the waters of the male / female writers argument . Since Stein belongs to a generation predating World War I , served as a mentor to the " lost generation , " and made her mark ...

Author: Thomas Austenfeld

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813920523

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 189

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Addressing a perceived gap in critiques of the works of four North American women expatriate authors in 1930s Germany, Austenfeld (language and literature, North Georgia State College/State U.) analyzes their responses to fascism as part of their creative development. Exploring the theme of personal ethics, the author compares Kay Boyle's novels such as Death of a Man (1936) with Katherine Anne Porter's Ship of Fools (1962). He also discusses Jean Stafford's collected stories of Heidelberg and Lillian Hellman's play, Watch on the Rhine. c. Book News Inc.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Time of Paradox

Time of Paradox

The blooming was unexpected , as if someone intending to compose a grocery list ended up writing the great American novel . ... The best writers of the 1920s , called “ the Lost Generation , ” rebelled against American society , against ...

Author: Glen Jeansonne

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742533816

Category: History

Page: 269

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In this lively and provocative synthesis, distinguished historian Glen Jeansonne explores the people and events that shaped America in the decades from 1890 through 1945. Comprehensive in scope, A Time of Paradox offers a balanced look at the political, diplomatic, social and cultural developments of the first half of the twentieth century, while focusing on the diverse and sometimes contradictory human experiences that characterized this dynamic era.
Categories: History

Encyclopedia of the Jazz Age From the End of World War I to the Great Crash

Encyclopedia of the Jazz Age  From the End of World War I to the Great Crash

... War I. Stein dubbed them the “Lost Generation,” a term that historians and critics continue to use to describe the talented cadre of American writers who came of age during World War I and worked in Europe when the war was over.

Author: James Ciment

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317471653

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 700

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This illustrated encyclopedia offers in-depth coverage of one of the most fascinating and widely studied periods in American history. Extending from the end of World War I in 1918 to the great Wall Street crash in 1929, the Jazz age was a time of frenetic energy and unprecedented historical developments, ranging from the League of Nations, woman suffrage, Prohibition, the Red Scare, the Ku Klux Klan, the Lindberg flight, and the Scopes trial, to the rise of organized crime, motion pictures, and celebrity culture."Encyclopedia of the Jazz Age" provides information on the politics, economics, society, and culture of the era in rich detail. The entries cover themes, personalities, institutions, ideas, events, trends, and more; and special features such as sidebars and photos help bring the era vividly to life.
Categories: Business & Economics

War Noir

War Noir

Hauntingly reminiscent of the Lost Generation themes of disillusionment and unbridled decadence of the so-called Roaring Twenties, Chandler may be placed alongside this elite group of writers who experienced the First World War.

Author: Sarah Trott

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496808677

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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The conflation of the hard-boiled style and war experience has influenced many contemporary crime writers, particularly in the traumatic aftermath of the Vietnam War. Yet, earlier writers in the genre, such as Raymond Chandler, remain overlooked when it comes to examining how their war experience affected their writing. Sarah Trott corrects this oversight by examining Chandler alongside the World War I writers of the Lost Generation as well as highlighting a melding of very different styles in Chandler's work. Based on Chandler's experience in combat, Trott explains that the writer created detective Philip Marlowe not as the idealization of heroic individualism, as is commonly perceived, but instead as an authentic individual subjected to very real psychological frailties from trauma during the First World War. Inspecting Chandler's work and correspondence indicates that the characterization of the fictional Marlowe goes beyond the traditional chivalric readings and can instead be interpreted as a genuine representation of a traumatized veteran in American society. Substituting the horror of the trenches for the corruption of the city, Chandler formed a disillusioned protagonist in an uncaring America. Chandler did so with the sophistication necessary to straddle genre fiction and canonical literature. The sum of this work offers a new understanding of how Chandler uses his war trauma, how that experience established the traditional archetype of detective fiction, and how this reading of his fiction enables Chandler to transcend generic limitations and be recognized as a key twentieth-century literary figure.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The New Dramatists of Mexico 1967 1985

The New Dramatists of Mexico 1967   1985

The urgency exists because the current group of young Mexican dramatists is something of a lost generation. ... In fact, almost all of those who made up the original group eventually stopped writing drama, if for no other reason than ...

Author: Ronald D. Burgess

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813194431

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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In 1976 a dozen hopeful young Mexican dramatists – most of them studying with Emilio Carballido – began staging plays, primarily in small, out-of-the-way theater, and publishing them, mostly in university magazines with limited distribution. Until now, more than twenty years later, there has been no comprehensive study devoted either to this original group of writers or to those who followed in the same generation, and no central source of information about them or their production. Although they continue to produce more plays every year, they represent a lost generation. Ronald Burgess now offers the first extensive study of this group of playwrights and their work. Included is discussion of over 200 plays by more than 40 writers, but the work of nine key playwrights is examined in depth. Most of these dramatists concern themselves with the state of Mexico today, reacting to current social conditions with depictions ranging from violence to guarded hope to anguished hopelessness. Many look to their nation's history and culture for explanations. In his illuminating study, Burgess places this theatrical generation in the context of contemporary Mexican society and literature, employing a wide variety of analytic approaches to highlight essential characteristics of these representative authors.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Contemporary Chinese Fiction Writers

Contemporary Chinese Fiction Writers

The book can be read with my earlier book, Morning Sun: Interviews with Chinese Writers of the Lost Generation (1994), which includes 26 writers from the Maoist generation. I have expanded the content of some of them to reflect the ...

Author: Laifong Leung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317516194

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 394

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In the years since the death of Mao Zedong, interest in Chinese writers and Chinese literature has risen significantly in the West. In 2000, Gao Xingjian became the first Chinese writer to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature followed by Mo Yan in 2012, and writers such as Ha Jin and Da Sijie have also become well known in the West. Despite this progress, the vast majority of Chinese writers remain largely unknown outside of China. This book introduces the lives and works of eighty contemporary Chinese writers, and focuses on writers from the "Rightist" generation (Bai Hua, Gao Xiaosheng, Liu Shaotang), writers of the Red Guard generation (Li Rui, Wang Anyi), Post-Cultural Revolution Writers, as well as others. Unlike earlier works, it provides detailed, often first-hand, biographical information on this wide range of writers, including their career trajectories, major themes and artistic characteristics. In addition to this, each entry includes a critical presentation and evaluation of the writer’s major works, a selected bibliography of publications that includes works in Chinese, works translated into English, and critical articles and books available in English. Offering a valuable contribution to the field of contemporary Chinese literature by making detailed information about Chinese writers more accessible, this book will be of interest to students and scholars Chinese Literature, Contemporary Literature and Chinese Studies.
Categories: Literary Collections

Remapping the Home Front

Remapping the Home Front

According to Rosa Maria Bracco , “ the few novels which show women as protagonists of the tragedy of the lost generation were all written in the 1930s , after the men's story had been exhaustively told . ” 10 Since the myth of the Lost ...

Author: Debra Rae Cohen

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1555535321

Category: History

Page: 183

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An examination of how wartime rhetoric in World War I influenced the home front fiction of four British women writers -- Violet Hunt, Rose Macaulay, Stella Benson, and Rebecca West.
Categories: History

Edinburgh Companion to the First World War and the Arts

Edinburgh Companion to the First World War and the Arts

There were few, if any, comprehensive letter-writing manuals published during the war in Britain. Wartime letter-writing guidance was therefore ... Leighton to Edward Brittain, 27 April 1915, Letters from a Lost Generation, p. 91. 34.

Author: Ann-Marie Einhaus

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474425728

Category: History

Page: 480

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A new exploration of literary and artistic responses to WW1 from 1914 to the presentThis authoritative reference work examines literary and artistic responses to the wars upheavals across a wide range of media and genres, from poetry to pamphlets, sculpture to television documentary, and requiems to war reporting. Rather than looking at particular forms of artistic expression in isolation and focusing only on the war and inter-war period, the 26 essays collected in this volume approach artistic responses to the war from a wide variety of angles and, where appropriate, pursue their inquiry into the present day. In 6 sections, covering Literature, the Visual Arts, Music, Periodicals and Journalism, Film and Broadcasting, and Publishing and Material Culture, a wide range of original chapters from experts across literature and the arts examine what means and approaches were employed to respond to the shock of war as well as asking such key questions as how and why literary and artistic responses to the war have changed over time, and how far later works of art are responses not only to the war itself, but to earlier cultural production.Key FeaturesOffers new insights into the breadth and depth of artistic responses to WWIEstablishes links and parallels across a wide range of different media and genresEmphasises the development of responses in different fields from 1914 to the present
Categories: History

Modern American Literature

Modern American Literature

Time and again in Lost Generation writing, the intensity, complexity and variety of the prose reflects the giddy raptures of the decade, from the swinging cadences of the Charleston and the upward ascent of the glittering skyscraper to ...

Author: Catherine Morley

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748630721

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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An incisive study of modern American literature, casting new light on its origins and themes. Exploring canonical American writers such as Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner alongside less familiar writers like Djuna Barnes and Susan Glaspell, the guide takes readers though a diverse literary landscape. It considers how the rise of the American metropolis contributed to the growth of American modernism; and also examines the ways in which regional writers responded to an accelerated American modernity. Taking in African American modernism, cultural and geographical exile, as well as developments in modern American drama, the guide introduces readers to current critical trends in modernist studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Bedside Baccalaureate the Second Semester

The Bedside Baccalaureate  the Second Semester

Like the novels of other Lost Generation writers , Soldier's Pay is colored by a pervading sense of world - weariness . Although Faulkner never saw combat himself , his protagonist , pilot Donald Mahon , is a wounded veteran in the mode ...

Author: David Rubel

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 140275633X

Category: Reference

Page: 400

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Presents the essential facts and brief discussions about a variety of miscellaneous topics, divided into twenty sections and covering such fields of study as history, religion, social sciences, engineering, economics, and philosophy.
Categories: Reference

The Beautiful and Damned by F Scott Fitzgerald Book Analysis

The Beautiful and Damned by F  Scott Fitzgerald  Book Analysis

Fitzgerald belonged to a literary movement called “the Lost Generation”, in which a group of American writers lost faith in the American Dream. Writers such as Fitzgerald, along with Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos (American novelist, ...

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 9782808017183

Category: Study Aids

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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Beautiful and Damned with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald, which tells the story of the handsome, wealthy Anthony Patch and his beautiful wife Gloria. Initially, the couple seem to be thriving: they live in New York, entertain a circle of equally vibrant friends and throw constant lavish parties. However, their lack of purpose and rapidly dwindling funds soon leave them adrift and prey to the demons of disillusionment and alcoholism... The Beautiful and Damned is Fitzgerald’s second novel and explores a number of themes that recur throughout his work, including love, wealth and disillusionment in the aftermath of the First World War. Fitzgerald is best known for his 1925 novel The Great Gatsby, and is widely regarded as one of the foremost chroniclers of the Jazz Age in the USA. Find out everything you need to know about The Beautiful and Damned in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
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