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Author Monk, Craig, 1969-
Title Writing the lost generation : expatriate autobiography and American modernism / by Craig Monk.
Imprint Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2008.

Author Monk, Craig, 1969-
Subject Autobiography -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Authors, American -- France -- Paris -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Authors, American -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Expatriate authors -- France -- Paris -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Modernism (Literature)
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 213 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-207) and index.
Contents Introduction: The lost generation and the critical function of autobiography -- Beyond the sermonic tradition -- Self-aggrandizement and expatriate reputation -- Searching for a representative expatriate -- Place as a strategy of attachment -- Patterns of women's stories.
Note Print version record.
Summary In Writing the Lost Generation, Craig Monk unlocks a series of neglected texts while reinvigorating our reading of more familiar ones. Well-known autobiographies by Malcolm Cowley, Ernest Hemingway, and Gertrude Stein are joined here by works from a variety of lesser-known, but still important, expatriate American writers, including Sylvia Beach, Alfred Kreymborg, Samuel Putnam, and Harold Stearns. By bringing together the self-reflective works of the Lost Generation and probing the ways the writers portrayed themselves, Monk provides an exciting and comprehensive overview of modernist expatri.
ISBN 9781587297434 (electronic bk.)
1587297434 (electronic bk.)
9781587296895 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1587296896 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 297116500
Additional Format Print version: Monk, Craig, 1969- Writing the lost generation. Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2008 9781587296895 1587296896 (DLC) 2008923956 (OCoLC)226357360

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