Exile's Return: A Literary Odyssey of the 1920s

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Penguin, 1951 - Biography & Autobiography - 354 pages
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The adventures and attitudes shared by the American writers dubbed 'The Lost Generation' are brought to life here by one of the group's most notable members. Feeling alienated in the America of the 1920s, Fitzgerald, Crane, Hemingway, Wilder, Dos Passos, Crowley, and many other writers 'escaped' to Europe, some forever, some as temporary exiles. As Cowley details in this intimate, anecdotal portrait, in renouncing traditional life and literature, they expanded the boundaries of art.
  

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Contents

MANSIONS IN THE AIR 1 Blue Juniata
13
BigTown High School
15
Apprentice of the Arts
23
American College 1916
27
Ambulance Service
36
WAR IN BOHEMIA 1 The Long Furlough
48
The Greenwich Village Idea
52
The League of Youth
66
Significant Gesture
164
THE CITY OF ANGER 1 The French Line Pier 1923
171
Women Have One Breast
186
Manhattan Melody
197
THE AGE OF ISLANDS 1 Connecticut Valley
206
Charlestown Prison
214
The Roaring Boy
221
No Escape
235

The French Line Pier 1921
74
TRAVELLERS CHEQUE 1 Valuta
81
Historical Parallel
84
Transatlantic Review
93
Form and Matter
97
Rumors of Home
103
PARIS PILGRIMAGE 1 Examination Paper
109
Readings from the Lives of the Saints
110
ParisExpress
132
THE DEATH OF DADA 1 A Brief History of Dada
138
Discourse over a Grave
148
Case Record
157
ECHOES OF A SUICIDE 1 Letter Left on a Dressing Table
246
City of the Sun
253
The Revolution of the Word
272
To Die at the Right Time
282
NEW YEARS EVE
289
YEARS OF BIRTH
311
EDITORIAL APPENDICES
317
Epilogue to the 1934 Edition of Exiles Return
319
A Selective Chronology of Publications and Events Surrounding Exiles Return
333
A Tabular History of the Literary Life 19241949
345
A BRIEF INDEX
349
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Malcolm Cowley (1898–1989) a leadiing literary figure of his time, wrote numerous books of literary criticism, essays, and poetry.

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