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Exile's Return: A Literary Odyssey of the 1920s

Authors: Cowley, Malcolm
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: HIS036060, BIO007000, LIT004020
ISBN: 9781101662670, Related ISBNs: 0140043926, 0140187766, 0670000043, 0670301256, 1101662670
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 400,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: The adventures and attitudes shared by the American writers dubbed "The Lost Generation" are brought to life here by one of the group's most notable members. Feeling alienated in the America of the 1920s, Fitzgerald, Crane, Hemingway, Wilder, Dos Passos, Crowley, and many other writers "escaped" to Europe, some forever, some as temporary exiles. As Cowley details in this intimate, anecdotal portrait, in renouncing traditional life and literature, they expanded the boundaries of art.
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