Writing the Lost Generation

Writing the Lost Generation : Expatriate Autobiography and American Modernism

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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.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 231 pages
  • University of Iowa Press
  • Iowa City, United States
  • English
  • 1587297434
  • 9781587297434

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"This is an important examination of an underappreciated part of American modernism that will appeal to scholars and students of the subject as well as general readers interested in the glamour of the Lost Generation."--Bill Savage, Northwestern Universityshow more

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