Exile's Return by Malcolm Cowley
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Exile's Return
By Malcolm Cowley

Exile's Return

A Literary Odyssey of the 1920s New edition

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Exile's Return by Malcolm Cowley

Book Description

The adventures and attitudes shared by the American writers dubbed "the lost generation," are brought to life in this book of prose works. Feeling alienated in the America of the 1920s, Fitzgerald, Crane, Hemingway, Wilder, Dos Passos, Cowley and others "escaped" to Europe, as exiles. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140187762
ISBN-10: 0140187766
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 128mm x 18mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Mar-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Long Voyage by Malcolm Cowley Long Voyage, Hardback (January 2014)

Critic, poet, editor, chronicler of the Lost Generation, elder statesman of the Republic of Letters, Malcolm Cowley (1898-1989) was an eloquent witness to American literary and political life. His letters, mostly unpublished, provide a self-portrait of Cowley and his time and make possible a full appreciation of his long, varied career.

Portable Faulkner by Malcolm Cowley Portable Faulkner, Paperback (September 2003)

This is a collection of stories and episodes from novels forming a history of life in William Faulkner's metaphorical kingdom, Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi. It includes three longer stories: "The Bear", "Spotted Horses" and "Old Man", and Malcolm Cowley's acclaimed 1946 introduction.

Winesburg, Ohio by Malcolm Cowley Winesburg, Ohio, Paperback (December 1992)

Collects stories that capture the emotional undercurrents hidden beneath ordinary events.

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US Kirkus Review » A sort of literary history of the generation Gertrude Stein calls "the lost generation" - the men and women who should have taken their place in life between 1916 and 1922. Hemingway, Kay Boyle, E. E. Cummings, John Dos Passos, Scott Fitzgerald, and many others are shown in their relation to the time and its effect upon them, from the literary standpoint rather than the personal and individual. A sort of "March of Time" account of the experiences these young hopefuls encountered, their thoughts, the struggles, their illusions, their disintegration through lack of fundamental convictions. There's a certain hysterical tempo in the telling, the material is ably handled; but the market is distinctly an intellectual one. (Kirkus Reviews)

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Author Biography - Malcolm Cowley

Malcolm Cowley(1898 1989) a leadiing literary figure of his time, wrote numerous books of literary criticism, essays, and poetry."

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