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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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
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
Dewey number
810.9/9421
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS159.E5
LC item number
Z94 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eliot, T. S.
  • Adams, Henry
  • James, Henry
  • Pound, Ezra
  • American literature
  • Authors, American
  • Americans
  • American literature
  • London (England)
  • Authors, American
  • 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)
  • Literatura norte-americana (história e crítica)
  • Intelectuais (influências)
  • Amerikaans
  • Schrijvers
  • Modernisme (littérature)
  • Modernisme (littérature)
  • Écrivains américains
  • Écrivains américains
  • Littérature américaine
  • Londres (GB)
  • Exilschriftsteller
  • Schriftsteller
  • USA
  • London
  • Europa
Label
Improvised Europeans : American literary expatriates and the siege of London, by Alex Zwerdling
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
38200135
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 383 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465032754
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
98010835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)38200135
Label
Improvised Europeans : American literary expatriates and the siege of London, by Alex Zwerdling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
38200135
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 383 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465032754
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
98010835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)38200135

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