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The twenties; American writing in the postwar decade

by Frederick J. Hoffman

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The Temper of the 1920's -- The Old Gang and the New -- The Bohemian -- The Expatriate -- The Text: Ezra Pound's Hugh Selwyn Mauberley -- The War and the Postwar Temper -- The War to Save Ideals -- The Nightmare -- I Had Seen Nothing Sacred -- The Unreasonable Wound -- An Old Bitch Gone in the Teeth -- The Text: Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises -- The Very Young -- Vanity Fair: Handbook for the Sophisticate -- The Young Cynic and the Moon-Calf -- Her Sweet Face and My New Clothes -- The Rich are Different -- The Text: Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby -- Forms of traditionalism -- Using the American Past -- Emerson, Whitman, and the Silouette of Sweeney -- Impressionistic Versions of American History -- Humanism: the Classical Past -- The Southern Past -- The Text: Willa Cather's Two Worlds -- Forms of Experiment and Improvisation -- The Image and Last Year's Magazines -- Some Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads in Them -- The Color and Shape of the Thing Seen: Gertrude Stein -- Cry I! I! I! Forever... -- Pure Psychic Automatism: Some Extremes of Improvisation -- Mr. Zero and Other Ciphers: Experiments on the Stage -- The Text: Hart Crane's The Bridge: The Crisis in Experiment -- Science and the Precious Object -- The Problem -- The Technological Fallacy -- The Pre-Industrial Illusion -- The Affair of Dayton, Tennessee -- Science, Poetry, and Belief -- The Text: T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land -- Critiques of the Middle Class -- The Booboisie -- Philistine and Puritan -- The Midwest as Metaphor -- The Liberals and the Public Life of the Middle Class -- The Anarchist and the Radical Hope -- Sacco and Vanzetti as Leftist Heroes -- The Text: Sinclair Lewis's Babbitt -- Some Perspectives on the 1920's -- The Snow of 1929 -- Spirits Grown Eliotic -- The Uses of Innocence -- Text of Hugh Selwyn Mauberley by Ezra Pound.
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