|Subcategory:||History & Criticism|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press; 2 edition (February 19, 2007)|
|Category:||Fiction and Literature|
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Menand's book focuses on Eliot and presents a lot of new material. Very thoughtful and well-written
He is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times bestseller The Metaphysical Club, and is a well-known essayist and critic for the New Yorker magazine. His next work will feature the art and thought of the Cold War period from 1945 to 1965. Menand's book focuses on Eliot and presents a lot of new material. Very thoughtful and well-written. I found this book very helpful in trying to better grasp the description, influences and boundaries for "modernism".
Menand has written better than anyone about Eliot's way of taking over and converting the old into something he needs, but needs in a different wa. -Frank . -Frank Kermode will find many rewards, including remarkable wit, elegant prose and wide erudition. -American Literature. A very enjoyable read.
When Discovering Modernism was first published, it shed new and welcome light on the birth of Modernism. This reissue of Menand's classic intellectual history of . Eliot and the singular role he played in the rise of literary modernism features an updated Afterword by the author, as well as a detailed critical appraisal of the progression of Eliot's career as a poet and critic. Menand shows how Eliot's early views on literary value and authenticity, and his later repudiation of those views, reflect the profound changes regarding the understanding of literature and its significance that occurred in the early part of the twentieth century.
Discovering modernismT. S. Eliot and his context. Louis Menand, professor of English at Harvard University, is the author of The Metaphysical Club, which won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in History. A longtime staff writer for The New Yorker, he lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Bibliographic information. Discovering modernism: .
Discovering Modernism book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking Discovering Modernism: . Eliot and His Context as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The new Afterword was adapted from Menand's critically lauded essay on Eliot in The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, Volume Seven: Modernism and the New Criticism.
Louis Menand (/ˈluːi məˈnɑːnd/; born January 21, 1952) is an American critic, essayist and professor, best known for his book The Metaphysical Club (2001).
Louis Menand (/ˈluːi məˈnɑːnd/; born January 21, 1952) is an American critic, essayist and professor, best known for his book The Metaphysical Club (2001), an intellectual and cultural history of late 19th and early 20th century America. Menand was born in Syracuse, New York, and raised around Boston, Massachusetts. His mother, Catherine (Shults) Menand, was a historian, who wrote a biography of Samuel Adams
He published his first book Discovering Modernism: T. Eliot and His Context, in 1987
He published his first book Discovering Modernism: T. Eliot and His Context, in 1987. His long-anticipated second book, The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America (2001), includes detailed biographical material on Oliver Wendell Holmes, J. William James, Charles Sanders Peirce, and John Dewey, and documents their roles in the development of the philosophy of pragmatism. It received the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for History, the 2002 Francis Parkman Prize, and The Heartland Prize for Non-Fiction. Menand, Louis (1987). Discovering Modernism : T. Oxford University Press.
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