eBook Improvised Europeans: American Literary Expatriates In London download
by Alex Zwerdling
Author: Alex Zwerdling
Publisher: Basic Books; First Edition edition (May 28, 1998)
ePub: 1278 kb
Fb2: 1266 kb
Other formats: lit mobi mobi rtf
Subcategory: History and Criticism
Alex Zwerdling is Letters and Science Alumni Distinguished Professor of English at the University of. .
Alex Zwerdling is Letters and Science Alumni Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the author of Orwell and the Left and Virginia Woolf and the Real World. Through the exploration of the lives and works of four profoundly influential American literary "insurgents," Zwerdling tells the story of their transgenerational fight to clear a space for the recognition of the worthiness American literature among English and European elites.
Improvised Europeans book. Start by marking Improvised Europeans: American Literary Expatriates in London as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.
American power was expanding and American writers-including Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and Whitman-were . In striving to answer these questions, Alex Zwerdling illuminates the lives and careers of Henry Adams, Henry James, .
American power was expanding and American writers-including Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and Whitman-were acclaimed at home and abroad. England’s condescending air toward America had already become inappropriate. Eliot, and Ezra Pound as never before. These men chose to live their lives abroad at a crucial point in American history, both domestically and internationally. The massive influx of immigrants from Southern and Eastern Europe began to whittle away the Anglo-Saxon majority.
Includes bibliographical references and index. The transatlantic slanging match - The reconciliation fantasy - Anglo-Saxon panic - Henry Adams's baffled patriotism - Adams adrift, 1890-1918 - Henry James's cosmopolitan opportunity - James's patriotic readers and the perils of transatlantic union - Henry James: the return of the native - Ezra Pound: the appearance of the. Comet - Pound's meteoric descent - . Eliot's career strategy - Displacing Eliot's poetry.
The ambivalence of pen-toting expatriates is Zwerdling's absorbing subject. That is, be remains unhappily American-and half erased by his own hand. And those expats are well known indeed: the Americans Henry Adams, Henry James, Erza Pound, and . Eliot, all of whom found themselves while living in London. Although Zwerdling's introductory chapters discussing broader cultural Anglo-American competition and attempted reconciliation are too discursive and extended to launch the book with the brio that it needs, his clarity and concision elsewhere give readers the guidance they require in following sometimes wayward footsteps.
Expatriation may have offered "a way of achieving abroad what no longer seems possible at home," but as Zwerdling observed of James, "being a citizen of the world might only be a glamorous name for homelessness
Expatriation may have offered "a way of achieving abroad what no longer seems possible at home," but as Zwerdling observed of James, "being a citizen of the world might only be a glamorous name for homelessness. Zwerdling offers many nuanced and thought-provoking insights without ever lapsing into theoretical jargon.
Improvised Europeans : American Literary Expatriates in London. by Zwerdling and Alex Zwerdling. American power was expanding and American writers-including Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and Whitman-were acclaimed at home and abroad.
Improvised Europeans. American literary expatriates and the siege of London. Published 1998 by Basic Books in New York. American Authors, American literature, Americans, Authors, American, Biography, English influences, History and criticism, Homes and haunts, Intellectual life, Modernisme (littérature), Résidences et lieux familiers, Exilschriftsteller, Intelectuais (influências), Vie intellectuelle, Amerikaans, Littérature américaine, Literatura norte-americana (história e crítica), Histoire, Écrivains américains, Schrijvers, Schriftsteller,.