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Man from Babel

Author: Eugène Jolas; Andreas Kramer; Rainer Rumold
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©1998.
Series: Henry McBride series in modernism and modernity.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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's memoir provides often comical and compelling details about such leading modernist figures as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Eugène Jolas; Eugène Jolas
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eugène Jolas; Andreas Kramer; Rainer Rumold
ISBN: 0300075367 9780300075366
OCLC Number: 38831993
Description: xxxix, 326 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Henry McBride series in modernism and modernity.
Responsibility: Eugène Jolas ; edited, annotated, and introduced by Andreas Kramer and Rainer Rumold.

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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's 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.

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