By Jean-Michel Rabaté
1922: Literature, tradition, Politics examines key facets of tradition and historical past in 1922, a 12 months made recognized by means of the book of a number of modernist masterpieces, comparable to T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land and James Joyce's Ulysses. person chapters written via best students provide new contexts for the year's major artworks, philosophy, politics, and literature. 1922 additionally analyzes either the political and highbrow forces that formed the cultural interactions of that privileged second. even though this quantity takes post-WWI Europe as its leader concentration, American artists and authors additionally obtain considerate attention. In its multiplicity of perspectives, 1922 demanding situations misconceptions concerning the "Lost Generation" of cultural pilgrims who flocked to Paris and Berlin within the Twenties, hence stressing the broader effect of that momentous 12 months.
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Eliot’s close friend and collaborator, Ezra Pound – who is the single most published writer in the Criterion – also publicly complained in the fall of 1930 that Eliot was offering his readers a “diet of dead crow” (2009, 114). The sanguine hopes of 1922 did not always manage to thrive in the decades that followed. Yeats, E. M. Forster, May Sinclair, D. H. Lawrence, Gertrude Stein, H. , Conrad Aiken, I. A. Richards, Marianne Moore, Robert Graves, William Empson, Hart Crane, Roger Fry, Hugh Walpole, Edith Sitwell, Osbert Sitwell, Aldous Huxley, Clive Bell, Arnold Bennett, Bonamy Dobrée, John Middleton Murry, Richard Aldington, F.
In this way, in this book, all the elements are constantly melting into each other, and the illusion of life, of the thing in the act, is complete: the whole is movement. Eliot, the Criterion (1967, 96). S. 1). 1. Illustration by the author of the article. The Waste Land and Ulysses would become two of the most groundbreaking and influential texts ever written, with The Waste Land often considered the paradigmatic poem of modernism, and Ulysses often considered the paradigmatic novel of the period.
Vincent Millay’s Conversation at Midnight (1938). Eliot was thus already demonstrating an engagement with transatlantic modernisms as well. 1 (2002): 18–47. While it is now almost a commonplace that Ulysses and The Waste Land are complementary experiments, surprisingly little has been written on this topic in the last two decades or so. Works Cited Bersani, Leo. ” James Joyce’s Ulysses: A Casebook. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. 3 (2012): 19–38. 5 (1922): 473–85. London: Faber and Faber, 1967.
1922: Literature, Culture, Politics by Jean-Michel Rabaté