Exile's Return

Exile’s Return

A Literary Odyssey of the 1920s


Introduction by: Donald W. Faulkner

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Paperback
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Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140187762
  • 400 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

The adventures and attitudes shared by the American writers dubbed “The Lost Generation” are brought to life here by one of the group’s most notable members. Feeling alienated in the America of the 1920s, Fitzgerald, Crane, Hemingway, Wilder, Dos Passos, Crowley, and many other writers “escaped” to Europe, some forever, some as temporary exiles. As Cowley details in this intimate, anecdotal portrait, in renouncing traditional life and literature, they expanded the boundaries of art.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Text

EXILE’S RETURN

Prologue: The Lost Generation

I. MANSIONS IN THE AIR
1. Blue Juniata
2. Big-Town High School
3. Apprentice of the Arts
4. American College, 1916
5. Ambulance Service

II. WAR IN BOHEMIA
1. The Long Furlough
2. The Greenwich Village Idea
3. The League of Youth
4. The French Line Pier, 1921

III. TRAVELLER’S CHEQUE
1. Valuta
2. Historical Parallel
3. Transatlantic Review
4. Form and Matter
5. Rumors of Home

IV. PARIS PILGRIMAGES
1. Examination Paper
2. Readings from the Lives of the Saints
3. Paris-Express

V. THE DEATH OF DADA
1. A Brief History of Dada
2. Discourse over a Grave
3. Case Record
4. Significant Gesture

VI. THE CITY OF ANGER
1. The French Line Pier, 1923
2. Women Have One Breast
3- Manhattan Melody

VII. THE AGE OF ISLANDS
1. Connecticut Valley
2. Charlestown Prison
3. The Roaring Boy
4. No Escape

VIII. ECHOES OF A SUICIDE
1. Letter Left on a Dressing Table
2. City of the Sun
3. The Revolution of the Word
4. To Die at the Right Time

Epilogue: New Year’s Eve
Appendix: Years of Birth

Editorial Appendices
Appendix A: Epilogue to the 1934 Edition of Exile’s Return
Appendix B: A Selective Chronology of Publications and Events Surrounding Exile’s Return
Appendix C: “A Tabular History of the Literary Life, 1924 – 1949″

Persons and Books: A Brief Index

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