American and European Literary Imagination by John McCormick

By John McCormick

Western tradition consists of a sophisticated and complicated mix of impacts: spiritual, philosophical, linguistic, political, social, and sociological. American tradition is a selected pressure, yet until ecu antecedents and modern leanings are duly famous, any ensuing heritage is predestined to provincialism and distortion. In his account of yank literature throughout the interval 1919 to 1932, McCormick bargains with the extreme paintings of artists who wrested imaginitive order from a global within which the abyss was once by no means out of sight. McCormick's quantity is meant as a severe, instead of encyclopedic historical past of literature on each side of the Atlantic among the tip of worldwide warfare I and the political and social crises that arose within the Thirties. even if he emphasizes American writers, the emergence of an essential and exceedingly smooth American literature is found within the cultural stumble upon with Europe and the rejection of nationwide bias via the foremost figures of the interval. McCormick bargains with Gertrude Stein and the mythology of the "lost generation," the tensions and ambivalences of traditionalism and modernity within the paintings of Sherwood Anderson and F. Scott Fitzgerald, the influence and traits of Hemingway's variety compared to that of Henry de Montherlant, and the provincial iconoclasm of Sinclair Lewis juxtaposed with the extra telling satire of Italo Svevo. The formal techniques within the paintings of John Dos Passos, E.E. Cummings, and William Faulkner, the poetic revolution opposed to cultural parochialism and genteel romanticism is given broad attention with reference to the paintings of T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, and Marianne Moore also are mentioned. The concluding chapters speak about literary and social feedback and determine the effect of psychoanalysis, philosophical pragmatism, and radical historiography at the highbrow weather of the interval. academics and scholars in English and American Literature, American historical past, and Comparative Literature, and the final reader drawn to the writing of the interval, could achieve new insights from those valuations, devaluations, and re-evaluations. This variation encompasses a new creation via the writer.

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American and European Literary Imagination

Western tradition consists of a sophisticated and complicated mix of affects: non secular, philosophical, linguistic, political, social, and sociological. American tradition is a selected pressure, yet except eu antecedents and modern leanings are duly famous, any ensuing historical past is predestined to provincialism and distortion.

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