Rainer Maria Rilke, Sept. 1900, was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist, "widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets", writing in both verse and highly lyrical prose. Several critics have described Rilke's work as inherently "mystical". These deeply existential themes tend to position him as a transitional figure between the traditional and the modernist writers.

Rainer Maria Rilke, Sept. 1900, was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist, "widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets", writing in both verse and highly lyrical prose. Several critics have described Rilke's work as inherently "mystical". These deeply existential themes tend to position him as a transitional figure between the traditional and the modernist writers.

Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp Murry (14 Oct 1888 – 9 Jan 1923) Prominent Modernist Writer of short fiction; born & raised in colonial New Zealand. Wrote under pen name Katherine Mansfield. At 19, left New Zealand, settled in United Kingdom; became friend of modernist writers such as D.H. Lawrence & Virginia Woolf. During WWI contracted extrapulmonary tuberculosis, which led to her death at age 34. ~Wikipedia http://www.silksoundbooks.com/authors/katherine-mansfield/

Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp Murry (14 Oct 1888 – 9 Jan 1923) Prominent Modernist Writer of short fiction; born & raised in colonial New Zealand. Wrote under pen name Katherine Mansfield. At 19, left New Zealand, settled in United Kingdom; became friend of modernist writers such as D.H. Lawrence & Virginia Woolf. During WWI contracted extrapulmonary tuberculosis, which led to her death at age 34. ~Wikipedia http://www.silksoundbooks.com/authors/katherine-mansfield/

K is for Katherine MansfieldKatherine Mansfield was born into a British colonial family New Zealand in 1888. Although she died young, at the age of 34, she managed to secure her name as one of the most avant-garde writers of the time.  Her work has for many years been seen as a model of the specifically modern short story in English and of the changes in literary focus it represents. She focused on short stories mostly and her compressed fiction was very highly regarded in literary circles…

K is for Katherine MansfieldKatherine Mansfield was born into a British colonial family New Zealand in 1888. Although she died young, at the age of 34, she managed to secure her name as one of the most avant-garde writers of the time. Her work has for many years been seen as a model of the specifically modern short story in English and of the changes in literary focus it represents. She focused on short stories mostly and her compressed fiction was very highly regarded in literary circles…

A work of tremendous influence that has inspired writers from his ancient Greek contemporaries to modernist writers such as T.S. Eliot, Homer's epic poem The Iliad is translated by Robert Fagles with an introduction and notes...

A work of tremendous influence that has inspired writers from his ancient Greek contemporaries to modernist writers such as T.S. Eliot, Homer's epic poem The Iliad is translated by Robert Fagles with an introduction and notes...

Ezra Pound was an American poet best known for The Cantos and for his role as mentor and advisor to other modernist writers, including T.S. Eliot, Hilda Doolittle, Wyndham Lewis, and James Joyce. After meeting EH in Paris in 1922 by way of a letter of introduction from Sherwood Anderson, Pound became one of EH’s earliest and strongest advocates. #HemingwayV2

Ezra Pound was an American poet best known for The Cantos and for his role as mentor and advisor to other modernist writers, including T.S. Eliot, Hilda Doolittle, Wyndham Lewis, and James Joyce. After meeting EH in Paris in 1922 by way of a letter of introduction from Sherwood Anderson, Pound became one of EH’s earliest and strongest advocates. #HemingwayV2

Samuel Barclay Beckett | 1906-1989 | avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet | He is widely regarded as among the most influential writers of the 20th century. Beckett's work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human existence, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour, and became increasingly minimalist in his later career. He is considered one of the last modernist writers.

Samuel Barclay Beckett | 1906-1989 | avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet | He is widely regarded as among the most influential writers of the 20th century. Beckett's work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human existence, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour, and became increasingly minimalist in his later career. He is considered one of the last modernist writers.

The Elsewhere Community: Acclaimed literary critic Hugh Kenner examines Western culture's insatiable need for stimulation encountered elsewhere - from the eighteenth century's Grand Tour, to the self-imposed exile of modernist writers, to the disembodied global journeys the Internet avails us today. Kenner brings to this fascinating study knowledge of a wide array of disciplines. Hugh Kenner has written on topics ranging from geodesic domes to Bugs Bunny, but is perhaps best known for The…

The Elsewhere Community

The Elsewhere Community: Acclaimed literary critic Hugh Kenner examines Western culture's insatiable need for stimulation encountered elsewhere - from the eighteenth century's Grand Tour, to the self-imposed exile of modernist writers, to the disembodied global journeys the Internet avails us today. Kenner brings to this fascinating study knowledge of a wide array of disciplines. Hugh Kenner has written on topics ranging from geodesic domes to Bugs Bunny, but is perhaps best known for The…

Samuel Beckett (1906–1989) was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. His work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human nature, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour.

Samuel Beckett (1906–1989) was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. His work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human nature, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour.

Marcel Proust in Cabourg, 1896.Next month, City Lights will publish Lost Profiles: Memoirs of Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism, a series of reminiscences and miniportraits of modernist writers and artists—Blaise Cendrars, James Joyce, Pierre Reverdy, and others—by Philippe Soupault, a Dadaist who, with André Breton, wrote Les Champs magnétique in 1919, kicking off the Surrealist movement. Soupault’s sketches... Read More »

My Strange Friend Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust in Cabourg, 1896.Next month, City Lights will publish Lost Profiles: Memoirs of Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism, a series of reminiscences and miniportraits of modernist writers and artists—Blaise Cendrars, James Joyce, Pierre Reverdy, and others—by Philippe Soupault, a Dadaist who, with André Breton, wrote Les Champs magnétique in 1919, kicking off the Surrealist movement. Soupault’s sketches... Read More »

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