Posts Tagged: modernism

Have You No Rebellion In Your Bones? the poetry of Adelaide Crapsey

If you’ve never heard of Adelaide Crapsey before, you’re not alone. This poet who lived from 1878 to 1914 is, today, largely forgotten. If you have heard of Crapsey, your first thought is likely the cinquain*, a poetic form she

Have You No Rebellion In Your Bones? the poetry of Adelaide Crapsey

If you’ve never heard of Adelaide Crapsey before, you’re not alone. This poet who lived from 1878 to 1914 is, today, largely forgotten. If you have heard of Crapsey, your first thought is likely the cinquain*, a poetic form she

Her Ladyship Makes a Lovely Corpse

I just finished reading Vita Sackville-West‘s All Passion Spent, and must say I am absolutely in love with this book. Or rather, with its central character, Lady Slane. On the surface, the story is quite simple: After the death of her politically

Her Ladyship Makes a Lovely Corpse

I just finished reading Vita Sackville-West‘s All Passion Spent, and must say I am absolutely in love with this book. Or rather, with its central character, Lady Slane. On the surface, the story is quite simple: After the death of her politically

James Weldon Johnson’s Ex-Colored Man

I’m not sure where this little book came from / how it ended up on my shelf, but I’m glad it did. This somewhat abridged version of James Weldon Johnson’s Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (first published in 1912) was made

James Weldon Johnson’s Ex-Colored Man

I’m not sure where this little book came from / how it ended up on my shelf, but I’m glad it did. This somewhat abridged version of James Weldon Johnson’s Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (first published in 1912) was made

Portraits Out of Focus: Family History

I spent the past few days with this lovely copy of Vita Sackville-West’s Family History (1933). Note the copyright restriction warning on the front cover: “Not to be introduced into the British Empire and U.S.A.”

Portraits Out of Focus: Family History

I spent the past few days with this lovely copy of Vita Sackville-West’s Family History (1933). Note the copyright restriction warning on the front cover: “Not to be introduced into the British Empire and U.S.A.”

George S. Schuyler’s “Black No More” (1931)

During my preparation for my exam on modernism, I also read a few things about the Harlem Renaissance, and it was in one of those that I came across a mention of Black No More by George S. Schuyler. The two-sentence summary

George S. Schuyler’s “Black No More” (1931)

During my preparation for my exam on modernism, I also read a few things about the Harlem Renaissance, and it was in one of those that I came across a mention of Black No More by George S. Schuyler. The two-sentence summary

Make it Buzz and Spin: Tono-Bungay (H. G. Wells)

  H.G. Wells’ Tono-Bungay is another modernist title from my reading list, in the spirit of exam preparation. That said, I enjoyed this book on its own merits. Wells presents us with a “novel of ideas” — a novel where

Make it Buzz and Spin: Tono-Bungay (H. G. Wells)

  H.G. Wells’ Tono-Bungay is another modernist title from my reading list, in the spirit of exam preparation. That said, I enjoyed this book on its own merits. Wells presents us with a “novel of ideas” — a novel where

You are Even a World, a Planet: H.D.’s Collected Poems 1912-44

H.D. — Hilda Doolittle — lived from 1886 to 1961, which means she lived through the emergence and high times of Modernism. Considered one of the first Imagists, she was friends with Ezra Pound, D.H. Lawrence, and other prominent literary

You are Even a World, a Planet: H.D.’s Collected Poems 1912-44

H.D. — Hilda Doolittle — lived from 1886 to 1961, which means she lived through the emergence and high times of Modernism. Considered one of the first Imagists, she was friends with Ezra Pound, D.H. Lawrence, and other prominent literary

The Bigger Picture: Modernism

Disclaimer: As I’m preparing for my comprehensive exams, I’m finding I have to organize my thoughts better, so in all honesty, this post as as much for myself as it is for anyone else. Modernism, which is generally agreed to

The Bigger Picture: Modernism

Disclaimer: As I’m preparing for my comprehensive exams, I’m finding I have to organize my thoughts better, so in all honesty, this post as as much for myself as it is for anyone else. Modernism, which is generally agreed to

Lessons in Cynicism and Faith: Flannery O’Connor’s Short Fiction

So, about Miss Flannery O’Connor. Born in 1925 in Georgia, she suffered with lupus for a long time and finally succumbed to it at age 39. She wrote novels as well as short stories and essays. Thanks to the USM

Lessons in Cynicism and Faith: Flannery O’Connor’s Short Fiction

So, about Miss Flannery O’Connor. Born in 1925 in Georgia, she suffered with lupus for a long time and finally succumbed to it at age 39. She wrote novels as well as short stories and essays. Thanks to the USM

Jelly-Beans, Ice Palaces, and Diamonds as Big as the Ritz (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Over the past week or so I’ve been reading The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald, an excellent collection that, for me, was full of surprises. I knew little about Fitzgerald, as it turns out. I was familiar with the story

Jelly-Beans, Ice Palaces, and Diamonds as Big as the Ritz (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Over the past week or so I’ve been reading The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald, an excellent collection that, for me, was full of surprises. I knew little about Fitzgerald, as it turns out. I was familiar with the story

Have a Pint with “The Dubliners” (James Joyce)

…I read The Dubliners for the first time when I was 19 and had just finished school. I had a few months before I’d start university, and I was going on a trip to Ireland with the YMCA. In preparation, I

Have a Pint with “The Dubliners” (James Joyce)

…I read The Dubliners for the first time when I was 19 and had just finished school. I had a few months before I’d start university, and I was going on a trip to Ireland with the YMCA. In preparation, I

loving, living, party going, part 2 (henry green)

like loving, party going has a recurring bird theme. where in loving it is a peacock that is strangled and whose corpse reappears several times through the novel, in party going it is a pigeon which in contrast dies of

loving, living, party going, part 2 (henry green)

like loving, party going has a recurring bird theme. where in loving it is a peacock that is strangled and whose corpse reappears several times through the novel, in party going it is a pigeon which in contrast dies of