1922: Literature, Culture, Politics by Jean-Michel Rabaté

By Jean-Michel Rabaté

1922: Literature, tradition, Politics examines key facets of tradition and background in 1922, a 12 months made well-known by way of the e-book of a number of modernist masterpieces, akin to T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land and James Joyce's Ulysses. person chapters written by way of major students provide 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 supposing this quantity takes post-WWI Europe as its leader concentration, American artists and authors additionally obtain considerate attention. In its multiplicity of perspectives, 1922 demanding situations misconceptions in regards to the "Lost Generation" of cultural pilgrims who flocked to Paris and Berlin within the Nineteen Twenties, therefore stressing the broader impact of that momentous 12 months.

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Edited by P. M. Lützeler, 64. ” Translated by Maria Jolas, in Geist and Zeitgeist. Edited by John Hargraves, 67. New York, Counterpoint, 2002. 4 See Todd Avery’s Radio-Modernism: Literature, Ethics and the BBC, 1922–1938 (London: Ashgate, 2006) and Partha Mitter’s The Triumph of Modernism: India’s Artists and the Avant-garde, 1922–1947 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007). Schriften zur Literature 1, Kritik. Edited by P. M. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1975. ” In Geist and Zeitgeist. New York: Counterpoint, 2002.

London: Faber and Faber, 1967. Reprint, London: Methuen, 1969a. London: Faber and Faber, 1969b. London: Harcourt, 1971. New York: Harcourt, 1975. Eliot, T. S The Letters of T. S. Eliot. Vol. 1: 1898–1922. Edited by Valerie Eliot. New York: Harcourt, 1988. Eliot, T. ” In T. S. Eliot Selected Essays, 13–22. Reprint, London: Faber and Faber, 1999. Harding, Jason. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. ” Comparative Literature xi (1959): 97–110. ca/pao/docview/1290139107/fulltextPDF/143313D8 accountid=6180 (accessed September 1, 2013).

Jason Harding points to several strong critiques of the journal, beginning with Lady Lilian Rothermere, who funded the magazine until 1927 when she withdrew her support after becoming “dissatisfied with the character of the journal” (2009, 390). Eliot’s close friend and collaborator, Ezra Pound – who is the single most published writer in the Criterion – also publicly complained in the fall of 1930 that Eliot was offering his readers a “diet of dead crow” (2009, 114). The sanguine hopes of 1922 did not always manage to thrive in the decades that followed.

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