“Constellation of Genius . . . is that most counterintuitive of things, an insanely readable book about modernism. Indeed, I think it no disservice to Jackson to say that this is the primer [modernism] has been looking for: a way into its symbolic labyrinth.” —Will Self, The Guardian
“A lively guide to modernism’s heyday . . . Deft, elegant and illuminating.” —Literary Review
“[A] marvelous diary of a single year . . . You will be struck by some startling moment of import in a life of genius or an epoch-making event.” —Sunday Herald
Kevin Jackson has written and edited more than twenty books, including The Book of Hours, Invisible Forms: A Guide to Literary Curiosities, and The Worlds of John Ruskin. He has written for The New Yorker, Granta, The Sunday Times (London), The Guardian, and Vogue, among other publications. He lives in Cambridge, England.
Kevin Jackson posits that 1922 was the pivotal year in the world's transition to modernism. Others have singled out 1927, though just about any year in the 1920's would suffice. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Michael Goodell
This is so interesting as I read and reread the information. My mother was an English teacher so I think of her as I read through the book.Published 17 months ago by Mary K. Dittberner