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Hemingway and Faulkner in Their Time : As Seen by Others, as Seen by Themselves - Earl Rovit

Hemingway and Faulkner in Their Time

As Seen by Others, as Seen by Themselves

By: Earl Rovit (Editor), Arthur Waldhorn (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2005
ISBN: 9780826416872
Number Of Pages: 208

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"It is almost as though they were fighting for billing on a tombstone" - John Steinbeck Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner are generally recognized as the most influential American novelists of the 20th century. Their careers paralleled one another in significant ways - two of their fledgling poems coincidentally appeared in the same avant-garde little magazine, and their first important books, The Sun Also Rises and Soldier's Pay, were published in 1926; they died a year apart, almost to the day; each won the Nobel Prize. But the trajectories of these two lives and careers were also much different. Somewhat incredibly, given many of their mutual friends (and enemies), they never met. They kept their distance but also a wary eye on one another. This book is not only a valuable addition to literary scholarship, it is also a unique re-creation of an era in American culture and letters, especially of "the charmed circle" of Parisian expatriates. By reprinting the actual words of contemporary writers in excerpts of criticism - the praise, insults, and gossip drawn from journals, diaries, and interviews - this book marks the invention of a new form of literary appreciation and commentary. It is as much biography as critique, a short, happy reference work that sometimes tells more about the commentators than their subjects. Among the writers on the writers, there is Sherwood Anderson, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Conrad Aiken, W. H. Auden, John Dos Passos, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, Wyndham Lewis, Katherine Anne Porter, Allen Tate, Erskine Caldwell, H. L. Mencken, Henry Miller, Thomas Wolfe, Mary McCarthy, Edmund Wilson, Lillian Ross, and many others. Hemingway and Faulkner In Their Time has a chronological drift, and is capped by Faulkner's acid observations on Hemingway and vice versa. The narratives of Rovit and Waldhorn provide the cement that holds this mosaic portrait of the artists - observed and as observers - together.

"This book is anexcellent compendium of familiar voices (Anderson, Stein, and Fitzgerald) andvoices not at first associated with Hemingway and Faulkner (Frost, Nabokov, andBogan) whose assessments are nicely interwoven with the editors' commentary.The result is an admirably researched companion to Hemingway and Faulkner'soeuvres...Rovit and Waldhorn have given us a strong work of Hemingway-Faulknerscholarship showing how America's pre-eminent Modernists were 'locked [...] intowhat appears to be a remarkable shared identity' during their heated andcomplex rivalry. "Hemingway and Faulknerin Their Time "does admirably well in delineating the dynamics amongHemingway, Faulkner, and their contemporaries dynamics rife with criticism, sniping, and (begrudging) professional admiration" -- "The Hemingway Review", Fall 2005--Hemingway Review


"This book is an excellent compendium of familiar voices (Anderson, Stein, and Fitzgerald) and voices not at first associated with Hemingway and Faulkner (Frost, Nabokov, and Bogan) whose assessments are nicely interwoven with the editors' commentary. The result is an admirably researched companion to Hemingway and Faulkner's oeuvres...Rovit and Waldhorn have given us a strong work of Hemingway-Faulkner scholarship showing how America's pre-eminent Modernists were 'locked [...] into what appears to be a remarkable shared identity' during their heated and complex rivalry. "Hemingway and Faulkner in Their Time "does admirably well in delineating the dynamics among Hemingway, Faulkner, and their contemporaries dynamics rife with criticism, sniping, and (begrudging) professional admiration" - "The Hemingway Review", Fall 2005 --Sanford Lakoff

The 1920s: The Beginnings: Storytellers and their Friends in Paris
Sounds of the South
The Poets Sing: On and Off Key
Other Voices: The 1930s
The 1940s
The 1950s
The Exalted Larks
Hemingway on Faulkner
Faulkner on Hemingway
Bibliographical Materials
Works Cited
Acknowledgements
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780826416872
ISBN-10: 082641687X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st April 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 16.15  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1