• Title: A Homemade World: The American Modernist Writers
  • Author: Hugh Kenner
  • ISBN: 9780801838392
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Homemade World The American Modernist Writers The homemade world Hugh Kenner describes exists alongside the world of Pound Joyce and Eliot While they were laying the international foundations of literary modernism another modernism far specifi
    The homemade world Hugh Kenner describes exists alongside the world of Pound, Joyce, and Eliot While they were laying the international foundations of literary modernism, another modernism far specifically American was being born in the work of William Faulkner, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore, Ernest Hemingway, and F Scott Fitzgerald.KennThe homemade world Hugh Kenner describes exists alongside the world of Pound, Joyce, and Eliot While they were laying the international foundations of literary modernism, another modernism far specifically American was being born in the work of William Faulkner, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore, Ernest Hemingway, and F Scott Fitzgerald.Kenner deals in turn with each of the six, with the American conditions that shaped them, and with the peculiarly homemade strengths that led to their achievement A Homemade World is a book to stimulate thought, argument, and an altogether fresh consideration of twentieth century writing.

    One Reply to “A Homemade World: The American Modernist Writers”

    1. Terrific on Hemingway, Moore, Williams, Fitzgerald; dismissive of Stevens; commits the heresy of calling Pale Fire a "mirthless hoax". His mockery of Amy Lowell smells bad even if her work can't bear comparison to these others'.

    2. The excellencies and the shortcomings of Hugh Kenner are fully on display in this work: he increases our understanding of the authors he touches on by a great deal; he comes up with a sweeping theory that encompasses much of the literature that you're ever likely to be interested in but he ignores much that is lovable and is needlessly dismissive of some great writers. Still intensely interesting, especially if you happen to want to know more about the ways Marianne Moore, Hemingway, or Fitzgera [...]

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