Constellation of Genius

Constellation of Genius

1922 : Modernism Year One

Book - 2013 | First American edition
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"Ezra Pound referred to 1922 as Year One of a new era. It was the year that began with the publication of James Joyce's Ulysses and ended with the publication of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, two works that were arguably the sun and moon of modernist literature, some would say of modernity itself. In [this book], Kevin Jackson puts the titanic achievements of Joyce and Eliot in the context of the world in which their works first appeared"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780374128982
0374128987
Branch Call Number: 809.9112 JACKSON
Characteristics: 430 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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JCLAmyF May 01, 2014

This book is FASCINATING! Good for lit and history buffs alike.

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JCLAmyF May 01, 2014

Bookended by the publication of James Joyce's Ulysses and T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland, the year 1922 was arguably the beginning of what we think of as the modern era. Not just in literature, though that's definitely where this book focuses. Bits of science and culture are dropped in as well. So interesting!

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