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

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

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

View: 107

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

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

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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-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

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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

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

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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

Letters from the Lost Generation

Letters from the Lost Generation

Presents correspondence between the Murphys and the rest of the famous literary set.

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

Forty Years in the Wilderness Moses Leads the Bible s Lost Generation

Forty Years in the Wilderness  Moses Leads the Bible s Lost Generation

writing, like architecture, had been invented primarily to further their goals of
personal self-glorification. ... the Bible's claim that Moses was the son of 23 :
FORTYYEARS IN THE WILDERNESS MOSES GENERATION LEADS THE
BIBLE'S LOST.

Author: Sue Sandidge

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453583475

Category: Religion

Page: 409

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The escape from Egypt is the pivotal event in the Old Testament. Through it God gave his people their freedom. For forty tumultuous years God and Moses and a chronically rebellious people suffered and fought and established the foundations of a legal system and a system of ethics that changed the world. The Old Testament reminds us that we must never forget the Exodus, or we will forget who we are. And as we learn about the Exodus, we learn who we are.
Categories: Religion

The Lost Generation

The Lost Generation

Ise parcel kar de meri wife ko,' he pleads with the letter writer who mostly spends
his time these days filling out forms, submitting money orders and wrapping
parcels—the postal trivialities that have survived the extinction of his letter-writing
 ...

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

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

Thomas Boyd

Thomas Boyd

Richly based on correspondence, this book not only illuminates a forgotten writer, but also captures the publishing world at a mercurial peak.

Author: Brian Bruce

Publisher: The University of Akron Press

ISBN: 9781931968331

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 188

View: 553

Mentored by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sinclair Lewis and published under the renowned Scribner editor Maxwell Perkins, Thomas Boyd attained only modest success as a novelist and biographer. He is known most widely for his World War I novel Through the Wheat, which critics, praising its realistic depiction of war and battle, compared to the Red Badge of Courage. How does a writer like Boyd, with his prominent literary friends, political ideals, professional aspirations, complicated personal life, and early death, fall so easily into obscurity? In this first full biography of Thomas Boyd, Brian Bruce explores the events of Boyd's life and rescues him from the realm of insignificance. The 1920s were a magical and very attractive time for critics and historians of American literature. Hollywood and the radio would soon end the careers enjoyed by many writers, like Boyd, and the nature of the book market would change forever in ways that mark the novel's descent from a privileged position of cultural importance or influence. Richly based on correspondence, this book not only illuminates a forgotten writer, but also captures the publishing world at a mercurial peak.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

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

View: 282

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

Poems for a Lost Generation

Poems for a Lost Generation

I was introduced to poetry in the early 60’s by my English teacher Mr David John and poets such as Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and Rupert Brooke.

Author: Arthur Cole

Publisher: Wordcatcher Publishing

ISBN: 9781789420227

Category: Poetry

Page: 74

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I was introduced to poetry in the early 60’s by my English teacher Mr David John and poets such as Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and Rupert Brooke. Many of us questioned the futility of the war, even at school age. We must never forget the sacrifices that were made in this war of all wars, on both sides. May they all Rest In Peace.
Categories: Poetry

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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Der ungeheure Raum

Der ungeheure Raum

Author: Edward E. Cummings

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:34984719

Category: Soldiers

Page: 313

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Categories: Soldiers

After the Lost Generation

After the Lost Generation

In doing so , I have also inevitably written another book , a book about the two
wars and their contrasting effects on the writing which the two American war
generations have produced . In the main , however , the book about the
disappearance ...

Author: John W. Aldridge

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015054057883

Category: American fiction

Page: 263

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For critic John W. Aldridge, the fiction produced by young American writers after World War II lacked a vital advantage shared by the writers depicting the horrors of World War I: that of encountering those same horrors for the first time. For the WWII generation, there were no romantic illusions to lose, and thus no glories of war to see through eyes newly wise to the wholesale waste of the lives of young men like themselves. These essays are permeated by the question of whether these authors—who seemed to cynically accept the war as a necessary business best concluded quickly—could produce truly great literature out of their experiences. This book attempts an analysis of these authors as a whole, representing the horrors of their war for both their compatriots and later generations.
Categories: American fiction

A Father s Wisdom for a Lost Generation

A Father s Wisdom for a Lost Generation

" This book relays what you "need" to know in order to prosper your journey, all in a 4-week read (that's valueNth).

Author: D. W. Carpenter

Publisher:

ISBN: 1735758930

Category:

Page: 295

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Foundationally, Volumes I & II are a blueprint to get our lost generation found and back on track (reformation), one individual at a time and designed for times such as these. There is nothing like it in the marketplace, due to the breadth of wisdom it relays and the value it brings to those who read it. Improve your life, relationships, love, parenting, career... And combat and disarm negativism that stems from the battles in your heart/mind, sin and spiritual warfare... And so much more... I controlled my own destiny erratically for the first 40yrs of my life, then I found Jesus (rather He found me) and 5yrs later had 1 miraculous talk with God. Commissioned as a messenger to compile 15yrs of impassioned Bible research, walking in the Spirit and truthful trial by error approaches to understand this "religion thing," but in reality, it's an "experiential spiritual life journey on earth." This book relays what you "need" to know in order to prosper your journey, all in a 4-week read (that's valueNth). You'll receive a comprehensive teaching that delivers revelation and insight to finally see the BIG picture, a 10,000ft view and understanding of what God deeply desires you to know. Example: how to pray; escape fear and worry; eliminate the roller coaster of life (including current events topics you can relate to: Covid19, social injustice, etc.) and "flatten the curve" of trials and tribulations by renewing your mind to being spirit dominant, in order to truly have an abundant life (as per "The reason I came," Jesus' promise to you). Written and brought to you by the most unlikely uncommon "DW" Carpenter (with many similarities you yourself possess). What are you waiting for? Back cover: In 1998 I moved 1200miles from my 2 daughters (7 & 4yrs old); little did I know that God was going to use my brokenness as the impetus for a 20yr. spiritual journey. The number of perfection: 7yrs after having been lost in the darkness, depression, shame, guilt...God spoke to me, as plain as day and proceeded to tell me...(see Introduction) Although I dove tail some personal stories for you to 1) Understand God's foundational principles, this book is not about me, it is about YOU! It will transform lives! Unbelievers and Believers. Of every walk of life, every color, creed, nationality, all generations. God makes promises and He fulfills all of His promises! This book will: 2)Help open the hearts of a Lost Generation 3)Direct you onto a path of Abundant Living and Eternal Life 4)Cut the learning curve from 15yrs to 1yr. w/initial transformation within 40days 5)Clear ALL false teachings & misconceptions; w/God's Wisdom 6)Transform the way you think and the lens you view life through 7)Change the world we live in and for future Generations!!! Big claims, but we serve a B-I-G & awesome God, who desires that we dream & achieve BIG! Who loves you more than you will ever know and wants this for you maybe more than you do. That must be why He inspired this entire book!
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