1922: Literature, Culture, Politics

1922: Literature, tradition, Politics examines key elements of tradition and background in 1922, a yr made well-known by way of the e-book of numerous modernist masterpieces, equivalent to T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land and James Joyce's Ulysses. person chapters written via major students supply new contexts for the year's major artistic endeavors, philosophy, politics, and literature. 1922 additionally analyzes either the political and highbrow forces that formed the cultural interactions of that privileged second. even though this quantity takes post-World warfare I Europe as its leader concentration, American artists and authors additionally obtain considerate attention. In its multiplicity of perspectives, 1922 demanding situations misconceptions concerning the 'Lost Generation' of cultural pilgrims who flocked to Paris and Berlin within the Twenties, hence stressing the broader impact of that momentous yr.

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London: Faber and Faber, 1969b. The Waste Land: A Facsimile and Transcript of the Original Drafts Including the Annotations of Ezra Pound. Edited by Valerie Eliot. London: Harcourt, 1971. ” In Selected Prose of T. S. Eliot. Edited by Frank Kermode, 175–8. New York: Harcourt, 1975. The Letters of T. S. Eliot. Vol. 1: 1898–1922. Edited by Valerie Eliot. New York: Harcourt, 1988. ” In T. S. Eliot Selected Essays, 13–22. 1919. Reprint, London: Faber and Faber, 1999. Harding, Jason. The Criterion: Cultural Politics and Periodical Networks in InterWar Britain.

If we read the Elegies and Sonnets in the order of their composition, a different “tree” had already been created in the first of the Sonnets to Orpheus, written between the second and fifth of February 1922. This 36 Judith Ryan is the metaphorical tree of Orpheus’s song: “There rose a tree. O purest of transcending / O Orpheus sings! ” (Rilke 1996, 241). Unlike the impermanent tree of the transient acrobats, the tree of Orpheus’s singing is a potent spell that inhabits every part of nature. This conception of Orpheus’s song as ever latent in the world is the reason that, just a few poems later, we are exhorted not to erect a monument to the primal singer (“Erect no monument.

New York: Harcourt, 1988. ” In T. S. Eliot Selected Essays, 13–22. 1919. Reprint, London: Faber and Faber, 1999. Harding, Jason. The Criterion: Cultural Politics and Periodical Networks in InterWar Britain. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. ” In A Companion to T. S. Eliot. Edited by David Chinitz, 388–98. Oxford: WileyBlackwell, 2009. Howarth, Herbert. S. ” Comparative Literature xi (1959): 97–110. proxy. accountid=6180 (accessed September 1, 2013). Joyce, James. Ulysses. 1922. Reprint, New York: Random House, 1986.

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