The Resource Improvised Europeans : American literary expatriates and the siege of London, by Alex Zwerdling

Improvised Europeans : American literary expatriates and the siege of London, by Alex Zwerdling

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Improvised Europeans : American literary expatriates and the siege of London
Title
Improvised Europeans
Title remainder
American literary expatriates and the siege of London
Statement of responsibility
by Alex Zwerdling
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume evaluates the lives, work, and the expatriate experience of four of America's most discussed writers -- Henry Adams, Henry James, Ezra Pound, and T.S. Eliot. The author traces these writers' conflicted attitudes toward their own country while forging their individual careers abroad, they altered America's literary landscape. All four shared a moral high-mindedness, familial pride and a rage for order that made them temperamentally unsuited to the chaotic experiment of American democracy. Common scorn of native provincialism, alarm at the influx of non-English-speaking immigrants, loathing of the new plutocracy and (except for James) blatant anti-Semitism were matched with a corresponding conviction (except for Pound) of "Anglo-Saxon" cultural superiority. This work is a synthesis of biography with literary, social and political history, an account of the creative freedom that expatriation allows and the high price it exacts
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zwerdling, Alex
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS159.E5
LC item number
Z94 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Eliot, T. S.
  • Adams, Henry
  • James, Henry
  • Pound, Ezra
  • Eliot, T. S.
  • Adams, Henry
  • James, Henry
  • Pound, Ezra
  • Eliot, Thomas Stearns
  • Adams, Henry
  • James, Henry
  • Pound, Ezra
  • James, Henry
  • Eliot, Thomas S
  • Pound, Ezra
  • Adams, Henry (Historiker)
  • Eliot, Thomas Stearns
  • Adams, Henry
  • Eliot, T. S.
  • James, Henry
  • Pound, Ezra
  • American literature
  • Authors, American
  • Americans
  • American literature
  • Authors, American
  • Literatura norte-americana (história e crítica)
  • Intelectuais (influências)
  • Amerikaans
  • Schrijvers
  • Modernisme (littérature)
  • Modernisme (littérature)
  • Écrivains américains
  • Écrivains américains
  • Littérature américaine
  • Exilschriftsteller
  • Schriftsteller
  • Authors, American
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Americans
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Homes
  • Intellectual life
  • London (England)
  • Londres (GB)
  • USA
  • London
  • Europa
  • England
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Improvised Europeans : American literary expatriates and the siege of London, by Alex Zwerdling
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-370) and index
Contents
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 -- T.S. Eliot's career strategy -- Displacing Eliot's poetry
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 383 p.
Isbn
9780465032761
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
98010835
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38200135
  • (OCoLC)ocm38200135
Label
Improvised Europeans : American literary expatriates and the siege of London, by Alex Zwerdling
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-370) and index
Contents
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 -- T.S. Eliot's career strategy -- Displacing Eliot's poetry
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 383 p.
Isbn
9780465032761
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
98010835
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38200135
  • (OCoLC)ocm38200135

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