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Thomas Wolfe and the politics of modernism

by Shawn Holliday

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Published by P. Lang in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Wolfe, Thomas, 1900-1938 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
    • Autobiographical fiction, American -- History and criticism.,
    • Politics and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Modernism (Literature) -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [141]-148) and index.

      StatementShawn Holliday.
      SeriesAmerican university studies., vol. 73.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3545.O337 Z727 2001
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 156 p. ;
      Number of Pages156
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6796278M
      ISBN 100820451045
      LC Control Number00067529

      Thomas Wolfe (–) was born in Asheville, North Carolina, and educated at the University of North Carolina and Harvard University. He taught English at New York University and traveled extensively in Europe and America. Wolfe created his legacy as a classic American novelist with Look Homeward, Angel; Of Time and the River; A Stone, a Leaf, a Door; and From Death to Morning.   In , as he wrestled with his decision to join the court of King Henry VIII, Thomas More penned his most famous work, Utopia (“No-place”). The book opens with a debate between More (then chief legal officer of London) and the fictional philosopher Raphael Hythloday (“Spreader of Nonsense”), occasioned by the latter’s refusal to apply what he regards as his Platonic wisdom to the.

      Bishop's essay is rather ambivalent, and not quite the "mean-spirited diatribe" that Shawn Holliday deems it in Thomas Walfe and the Politics of Modernism (); for Bishop actually makes a few insightful points about Wolfe and praises his genius. He even keenly notices certain strong thematic similarities between Wolfe and Crane. Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe and a great selection of related books, As a small independent book store in the Midwest we thank you for the support. Satisfaction guaranteed in all transactions. About this Item: The Modern Library, Condition: Good. Modern Library. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the.

      Shawn Holliday, in Thomas Wolfe and the Politics of Modernism (), cites another reason for Wolfe's decline in stature. He notes Wolfe's clashing with the ideals of the Southern Agrarians and, later, the New Critics, who valued "narrow prescriptions for structural unity" (3). Tom Wolfe(born ) is a novelist and a giant of American journalism, best known as a pioneer of the New Journalism of the s, which used literary techniques in fact-based reportage. Through high octane prose he captured the country’s exuberant yet troubled spirit, while often skewering the left, in The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake.


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