The Resource American expatriate writing and the Paris moment : modernism and place, Donald Pizer

American expatriate writing and the Paris moment : modernism and place, Donald Pizer

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American expatriate writing and the Paris moment : modernism and place
Title
American expatriate writing and the Paris moment
Title remainder
modernism and place
Statement of responsibility
Donald Pizer
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Montparnasse and its cafe life, the shabby working-class area of the place de la Contrescarpe and the Pantheon, the small restaurants and cafes along the Seine, and the Right Bank world of the well-to-do ... for American writers self-exiled to Paris during the 1920s and 1930s, the French capital represented what their homeland could not a milieu that through the freedom of thought and action it permitted and the richness of life it offered, nurtured the full expression of the creative imagination. How these expatriates interpreted and gave modernist shape to the myth of "the Paris moment" in their writing is the altogether fresh focus of Donald Pizer's study of seven of their major works
  • Through careful readings of the texts, Pizer identifies both the common threads in the expatriates' response to the Paris moment and the distinctive expression each work gives to their shared experience. Most important, he addresses the neglected question of how the portrayal of the Paris scene helps shape a specific work's themes and form. He traces such experimental devices as fragmented or cubistic narrative forms, the dramatic representation of consciousness, and sexual explicitness, and explores the powerful and evocative tropes of mobility and feeding
  • As Pizer demonstrates, Paris between the two world wars was for the American expatriates more than a geographical entity. It was a state of mind, an experience that engendered the formal expression of a personal aesthetic. The engaging and significant interplay between artist, place and innovative self-reflexive forms composes, Pizer maintains the most distinctive contribution of expatriate writing to the literary movement called high modernism
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Pizer, Donald
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS159.F5
LC item number
P59 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Shakespeare and company (Paris)
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Americans
  • American literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Place (Philosophy) in literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Americans
  • Intellectual life
  • Literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Place (Philosophy) in literature
  • Schrijvers
  • Amerikaans
  • Sexualité
  • Modernisme (littérature)
  • Littérature américaine
  • Américains
  • Littérature américaine
  • Littérature américaine
  • Modernisme (littérature)
  • Schriftsteller
  • Literatur
  • Literarisches Leben
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
  • France
  • United States
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris
  • Amerikaner
  • USA
Label
American expatriate writing and the Paris moment : modernism and place, Donald Pizer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [145]-146) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • John Dos Passos : Nineteen-Nineteen
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald : Tender is the night
  • The moment synthesized
  • Henry Miller : Tropic of Cancer
  • Prologue:
  • The shape of the myth
  • The moment remembered and imagined : autobiography
  • Ernest Hemingway way : A moveable feast
  • Gertrude Stein : The autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
  • The diary of Anais Nin, 1931-1934
  • The moment imagined and remembered : fiction
  • Ernest Hemingway : The sun also rises
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 149 pages
Isbn
9780807120262
Lccn
95038307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33009950
  • (OCoLC)ocm33009950
Label
American expatriate writing and the Paris moment : modernism and place, Donald Pizer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [145]-146) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • John Dos Passos : Nineteen-Nineteen
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald : Tender is the night
  • The moment synthesized
  • Henry Miller : Tropic of Cancer
  • Prologue:
  • The shape of the myth
  • The moment remembered and imagined : autobiography
  • Ernest Hemingway way : A moveable feast
  • Gertrude Stein : The autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
  • The diary of Anais Nin, 1931-1934
  • The moment imagined and remembered : fiction
  • Ernest Hemingway : The sun also rises
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 149 pages
Isbn
9780807120262
Lccn
95038307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33009950
  • (OCoLC)ocm33009950

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