American Modernism: (1910-1945) (Background to American by Roger Lathbury

By Roger Lathbury

A accomplished reference consultant to the modernist move in American literature, this quantity presents a wealth of data on American modernism, the misplaced iteration, modernism within the American novel, the Harlem Renaissance, modernism in poetry and drama, and the literary tradition of the Moderns. Writers coated comprise: Countee Cullen, E. E. Cummings, John Dos Passos, T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sigmund Freud, Robert Frost, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Sinclair Lewis, Eugene O'Neill, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, and extra.

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The blacks pushed the whites off the train. ” The trial rapidly became a brawl of racism and wild accusation. The white women, fearing vagrancy charges, claimed they had been gang raped. They were made into pillars of southern womanhood. One even claimed that one of the blacks had chewed off one of her breasts. ” The verdict was guilty, despite the evidence that while both women had had sex, it had been neither recent nor forced. The case was appealed and became a CAUSE CÉLÈBRE. Albert Einstein and Theodore Dreiser protested for the blacks.

Plainly, he will step into the shoes of his boss at the Moorehouse PR firm. This is to pick three brief strands from three full-length novels. There are many other characters—industrialists, failed and successful businessmen, aspiring actresses, Communist organizers, reporters, printers, hobos, labor leaders, chorus girls, strikers, and strikebreakers. A. Famous personalities come in as well: Eugene V. Debs, the socialist labor leader and five-time presidential candidate; Luther Burbank, the horticulturalist; Andrew Carnegie, the steel magnate; the Wright brothers; Frank Lloyd Wright, the architect; the dancer Isadora Duncan; William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper tycoon; Rudolph Valentino, the actor; Henry Ford, the automobile manufacturer; President Theodore Roosevelt; the poet and journalist John Reed; and even the Unknown Soldier are there.

Countee Cullen (1903–1946) Countee Cullen burst on the literary scene in 1925, the year his first and most important collection of poems, Color, appeared. Cullen was still an M. A. candidate at Harvard when the book appeared and won five prizes. ” Color was praised by the established black writer James Weldon Johnson and, in effusive terms that must have given its author great satisfaction, by Alain Locke. “Color transcends all the limiting qualifications that might be brought forward if it were merely a work of talent .

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