Exile's Return

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Penguin Books, 1976 - Literary Criticism - 322 pages
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Review: Exile's Return: A Literary Odyssey of the 1920s

User Review  - Robert Ripson - Goodreads

An interesting insight to the mindset of writers coming of age in the 1920s and the forces that shaped their outlook. Read full review

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

User Review  - Hilary - Goodreads

A definitive work on the lost generation and their experiences abroad written by a man intimate with the members of this group. Was an invaluable research tool for my thesis on the lost generation and transnationalism in literature. Read full review

Contents

The Lost Generation
3
Mansions in the
13
War in Bohemia
48
Copyright

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About the author (1976)

Malcolm Cowley, critic, poet, editor, and translator, has long been an influential figure in American letters. The son of a Pittsburgh physician, Cowley studied at Harvard University and the University of Montpelier, "starved" in Greenwich Village, and lived in France, where he met the Dada crowd and worked on two expatriate magazines, Secession and Broom. From 1929 to 1944, he was associate editor of The New Republic. His book The Faulkner-Cowley File: Letters and Memories, 1944-1962 documents his early recognition of William Faulkner. The Portable Faulkner was published at Cowley's instigation and under his editorship in 1946, when all 17 of Faulkner's books were out of print. Its publication had a profound effect - virtually creating Faulkner's literary revival.

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