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Author Goldstein, Bill, author.

Title The world broke in two : Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, D.H. Lawrence, E.M. Forster, and the year that changed literature / Bill Goldstein.

Publication Info. New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2017]
©2017

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 GDL Chevy Chase Library Non-Fiction    823.09 GOL    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description x, 351 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Summary "A revelatory narrative of the intersecting lives and works of revered authors Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, E.M. Forster and D.H. Lawrence during 1922, the birth year of modernism. The World Broke in Two tells the fascinating story of the intellectual and personal journeys four legendary writers, Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, E.M. Forster, and D.H. Lawrence, make over the course of one pivotal year. As 1922 begins, all four are literally at a loss for words, confronting an uncertain creative future despite success in the past. The literary ground is shifting, as Ulysses is published in February and Proust's In Search of Lost Time begins to be published in England in the autumn. Yet, dismal as their prospects seemed in January, by the end of the year Woolf has started Mrs. Dalloway, Forster has, for the first time in nearly a decade, returned to work on the novel that will become A Passage to India, Lawrence has written Kangaroo, his unjustly neglected and most autobiographical novel, and Eliot has finished--and published to acclaim--"The Waste Land." As Willa Cather put it, "The world broke in two in 1922 or thereabouts," and what these writers were struggling with that year was in fact the invention of modernism. Based on original research, The World Broke in Two captures both the literary breakthroughs and the intense personal dramas of these beloved writers as they strive for greatness."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-334) and index.
Subject Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970 -- Criticism and interpretation.
English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Nineteen twenty-two, A.D.
Modernism (Literature) -- Great Britain.
Literature and society -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780805094022 (hardback)
0805094024 (hardback)

 
    
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