Man from Babel

Man from Babel

by Eugene Jolas, Andreas Kramer, Rainer Rumold
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300075367

ISBN-13: 9780300075366

Pub. Date: 10/28/1998

Publisher: Yale University Press

The autobiography of Eugene Jolas, available for the first time nearly half a century after his death in 1952, is the story of a man who, as the editor of the expatriate American literary magazine Transition, was the first publisher of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake and other signal works of the modernist period. Jolas' memoir provides often comical and…  See more details below

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The autobiography of Eugene Jolas, available for the first time nearly half a century after his death in 1952, is the story of a man who, as the editor of the expatriate American literary magazine Transition, was the first publisher of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake and other signal works of the modernist period. Jolas' memoir provides often comical and compelling details about such leading modernist figures as Joyce, Stein, Hemingway, Breton, and Gide, and about the political, aesthetic, and social concerns of the Surrealists, the Expressionists, and other literary figures during the 1920s and 1930s. Man from Babel both enriches and challenges our view of international modernism and the historical avant-garde.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300075366
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Series:
Henry McBride Series in Modernism and Modernity
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations,ix
Introduction,xi
Acknowledgments,xxxiii
Note on the Text,xxxv
Prologue,1
1 European Frontier World,4
2 Immigrant into Neo-American,18
3 Roving Reporter,41
4 Return to the Old World,53
5 Reporter in Paris,65
6 Voyages of Discovery,87
7 Quest for New Words,107
8 Gog and Magog,135
9 Ananke Strikes the Poet,160
10 In the Maelstrom,179
11 Journey Through Rubbleland,215
12 News from Babel,227
13 The Frontierless World,259
Epilogue,270
Notes to Front Matter,275
Notes to Man from Babel,281
Index,319

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