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1917—Perspectives

Hazel Hutchison

in The War That Used Up Words: American Writers and the First World War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300195026
eISBN:
9780300213249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300195026.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines how the challenges faced by politicians in 1917 to make language accommodate antithetical viewpoints affected those attempting to write about the personal chaos of the war. ... More


E. E. Cummings' Modernism and the Classics: Each Imperishable Stanza

J. Alison Rosenblitt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198767152
eISBN:
9780191821332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767152.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The American modernist E.E. Cummings is not usually thought of as a classically-influenced poet. With his experimental form and syntax, his irreverence, and his rejection of the highbrow, there are ... More


The War That Used Up Words: American Writers and the First World War

Hazel Hutchison

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300195026
eISBN:
9780300213249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300195026.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In this provocative study, the author takes a fresh look at the roles of American writers in helping to shape national opinion and policy during the First World War. From the War's opening salvos in ... More


Harvard

James Dempsey

in The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049267
eISBN:
9780813050096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049267.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Thayer entered Harvard in 1909. His education began somewhat unimpressively with C grades on essays, but by his final year he was doing well enough to receive a scholarship. He became involved with ... More


From is 5 (1929) to the Piano Concerto (1931)

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Blitzstein’s work from 1929-1931, including his first E. E. Cummings song cycle, is 5; the symbolist opera Parabola and Circula, the ballet Cain; the score to Ralph Steiner’s ... More


Feuds Galore

James Dempsey

in The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049267
eISBN:
9780813050096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049267.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Thayer continues to invite feuds, fighting with a British magazine over the verse of E. E. Cummings, whose unorthodoxy Thayer stoutly defends. Thayer also gets into an argument in the pages of his ... More


To the Center of Things

James Dempsey

in The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049267
eISBN:
9780813050096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049267.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Dial moved from Chicago to New York in 1918 and got into financial trouble. Thayer, having loaned the magazine a good deal of money, became the owner along with James Sibley Watson, a Harvard ... More


Final Years, I (1959–1961)

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0023
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter covers Blitzstein’s induction into the National Institute of Arts and Letters; his 1959 trip to Europe; his final critical writings; his plans to write a musical film adaptation of ... More


Starting with a Bang

James Dempsey

in The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049267
eISBN:
9780813050096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049267.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The first issue of The Dial under Thayer and Watson came out in January 1920. It was an almost immediate sensation, thanks to its offering works both avant-garde and approachable. Thayer championed ... More


Circumlocution: R.P. Blackmur’s failures of style

Helen Thaventhiran

in Radical Empiricists: Five Modernist Close Readers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198713425
eISBN:
9780191804090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713425.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter presents the criticism of R.P. Blackmur, considering his paradoxical reputation for brilliant verbal insight yet infuriating, circumlocutory style. It accounts for some aspects of his ... More


Introduction

Hazel Hutchison

in The War That Used Up Words: American Writers and the First World War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300195026
eISBN:
9780300213249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300195026.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book studies a group of American authors—Mary Borden, Henry James, Edith Wharton, Ellen La Motte, Grace Fallow Norton, E. E. Cummings, and John Dos Passos—who observed and wrote about the First ... More


The Death of the Dial

James Dempsey

in The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049267
eISBN:
9780813050096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049267.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Dial in its later years remains an important magazine, publishing William Carlos Williams’, Paterson along with an appreciation by Kenneth Burke. It featured essays by T. S. Eliot, Malcolm ... More


Modernist Experiments: Gertrude Stein and Others

in Cinematic Fictions: The Impact of the Cinema on the American Novel up to World War II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312120
eISBN:
9781846315190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315190.003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The simultaneous emergence of modernism and the cinema may explain why writers found in the new medium possibilities of representing and recording experience. Recent studies of modernism have all ... More


God, Stars, and Sea: Thayer’s Poetic Legacy

James Dempsey

in The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049267
eISBN:
9780813050096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049267.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

An examination of Thayer's verse as it relates both to modernism and to his life.


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