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The World Broke in Two

The World Broke in Two

Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster, and the Year That Changed Literature

  • Author: Bill Goldstein
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 1627795294
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 304
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A Lambda Literary Awards Finalist Named one of the best books of 2017 by NPR's Book Concierge A revelatory narrative of the intersecting lives and works of revered authors Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster and D. H. Lawrence during 1922, the birth year of modernism The World Broke in Two tells the fascinating story of the intellectual and personal journeys four legendary writers, Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster, and D. H. Lawrence, make over the course of one pivotal year. As 1922 begins, all four are literally at a loss for words, confronting an uncertain creative future despite success in the past. The literary ground is shifting, as Ulysses is published in February and Proust’s In Search of Lost Time begins to be published in England in the autumn. Yet, dismal as their prospects seemed in January, by the end of the year Woolf has started Mrs. Dalloway, Forster has, for the first time in nearly a decade, returned to work on the novel that will become A Passage to India, Lawrence has written Kangaroo, his unjustly neglected and most autobiographical novel, and Eliot has finished—and published to acclaim—“The Waste Land." As Willa Cather put it, “The world broke in two in 1922 or thereabouts,” and what these writers were struggling with that year was in fact the invention of modernism. Based on original research, Bill Goldstein's The World Broke in Two captures both the literary breakthroughs and the intense personal dramas of these beloved writers as they strive for greatness.

When the World Broke in Two: The Roaring Twenties and the Dawn of America's Culture Wars

When the World Broke in Two: The Roaring Twenties and the Dawn of America's Culture Wars

  • Author: Erica J. Ryan
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1440842256
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 204
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This comprehensive history of America in the 1920s presents the decade's most compelling controversies as precursors to today's culture wars. • Offers a compelling historical overview of American culture in a popular decade • Insightfully argues for moving the starting point of contemporary cultural conflicts back to the 1920s • Provides relevant political information on red states and blue states, immigration reform, the war on drugs and mass incarceration, the politics of women's bodies, and the Religious Right • Includes an epilogue that makes clear connections between the culture wars of the 1920s and issues we continue to debate today

When the World Broke in Two

When the World Broke in Two

The Roaring Twenties and the Dawn of America's Culture Wars

  • Author: Erica Ryan
  • Publisher: Praeger
  • ISBN: 9781440842245
  • Category: History
  • Page: 204
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This comprehensive history of America in the 1920s presents the decade's most compelling controversies as precursors to today's culture wars. * Offers a compelling historical overview of American culture in a popular decade * Insightfully argues for moving the starting point of contemporary cultural conflicts back to the 1920s * Provides relevant political information on red states and blue states, immigration reform, the war on drugs and mass incarceration, the politics of women's bodies, and the Religious Right * Includes an epilogue that makes clear connections between the culture wars of the 1920s and issues we continue to debate today

Reading 1922

Reading 1922

A Return to the Scene of the Modern

  • Author: Michael North
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780195344097
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 288
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This engaging study returns to a truly remarkable year, the year in which both Ulysses and The Waste Land were published, in which The Great Gatsby was set, and during which the Fascisti took over in Italy, the Irish Free State was born, the Harlem Renaissance reached its peak, Charlie Chaplin's popularity crested, and King Tutankhamen's tomb was discovered. In short, the year which not only in hindsight became the primal scene of literary modernism but which served as the cradle for a host of major political and aesthetic transformations resonating around the globe. In his previous study, the acclaimed Dialect of Modernism (OUP, 1994), Michael North looked at the racial and linguistic struggles over the English language which gave birth to the many strains of modernism. Here, he expands his vision to encompass the global stage, and tells the story of how books changed the future of the world as we know it in one unforgettable year.

Axes

Axes

Willa Cather and William Faulkner

  • Author: Merrill Maguire Skaggs
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 0803256477
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 223
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Traces the intimate relationship between the texts published by Willa Cather and William Faulkner between 1922 and 1962.

Island Broken in Two Halves

Island Broken in Two Halves

Land and Renewal Movements Among the Maori of New Zealand

  • Author: Jean E. Rosenfeld
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 9780271041599
  • Category: Social Science
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Mabel Dodge Luhan

Mabel Dodge Luhan

New Woman, New Worlds

  • Author: Lois Palken Rudnick
  • Publisher: UNM Press
  • ISBN: 9780826309952
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 384
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This fascinating biography reveals a complex and talented woman who tried to influence the course of American history and in so doing captured the imaginations of writers and artists seeking to come to terms with their visions of the twentieth century.

American Cinema of the 1920s

American Cinema of the 1920s

Themes and Variations

  • Author: Lucy Fischer
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 0813544858
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 291
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In ten original essays, American Cinema of the 1920s examines the film industry's continued growth and prosperity while focusing on important themes of the era that witnessed the birth of the star system that supported the meteoric rise and celebrity status of actors, including Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, and Rudolph Valentino, while black performers (relegated to "race films") appeared infrequently in mainstream movies.

History, Memory and War

History, Memory and War

  • Author: Steven Trout
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 9780803294646
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 312
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A collection of essays that seeks to undo Willa Cather's longstanding reputation as a writer who remained aloof from the cultural issues of the day.

New World Coming

New World Coming

The 1920s and the Making of Modern America

  • Author: Nathan Miller
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9781439131046
  • Category: History
  • Page: 448
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"To an astonishing extent, the 1920s resemble our own era, at the turn of the twenty-first century; in many ways that decade was a precursor of modern excesses....Much of what we consider contemporary actually began in the Twenties." -- from the Introduction The images of the 1920s have been indelibly imprinted on the American imagination: jazz, bootleggers, flappers, talkies, the Model T Ford, Babe Ruth, Charles Lindbergh's history-making flight over the Atlantic. But it was also the era of the hard-won vote for women, racial injustice, censorship, widespread social conflict, and the birth of organized crime. Bookended by the easy living of the Jazz Age, when the booze and money flowed seemingly without end, and the crash of '29 that led to breadlines and a level of human suffering not seen since World War I, New World Coming is a lively, entertaining, and all-encompassing chronological account of an age that defined America. Chronicling what he views as the most consequential decade of the past century, Nathan Miller -- an award-winning journalist and five-time Pulitzer nominee -- paints a vivid portrait of the 1920s, focusing on the men and women who shaped that extraordinary time, including, ironically, three of America's most conservative presidents: Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover. In the Twenties, the American people soared higher and fell lower than they ever had before. As unprecedented economic prosperity and sweeping social change dazzled the public, the sensibilities and restrictions of the nineteenth century vanished, and many of the institutions, ideas, and preoccupations of our own age emerged. With scandal, sex, and crime the lifeblood of the tabloids, the contemporary culture of celebrity and sensationalism took root and journalism became popular entertainment. By discarding Victorian idealism and embracing twentieth-century skepticism, America became, for the first time, thoroughly modernized. There is hardly a dimension of our present world, from government to popular culture, that doesn't trace its roots to the 1920s, and few decades are more intriguing or significant today. The first comprehensive view of the era since Only Yesterday, Frederick Lewis Allen's 1931 classic, New World Coming reveals this remarkable age from the vantage point of nearly a century later. It's all here -- the images and the icons, the celebrities and the legends -- in a book that will resonate with history readers, 1920s aficionados, and Americans everywhere.