Exile's Return (1934) is one of the volumes that cinched Cowley's reputation as the Boswell of the "Lost Generation" of writers and artists who flocked to Paris following World War I. More than just another catalog of anecdotes on the expatriate games of Stein, Hemingway, Joyce, etc., this documents the transition of American literature and culture during one of its greatest periods of change.
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Malcolm Cowley (1898–1989) a leadiing literary figure of his time, wrote numerous books of literary criticism, essays, and poetry.See all Editorial Reviews
a good exposition of the exile and return of American writers from Paris to the US during the 20'sPublished 11 months ago by Frederick Mazie
The last word on "the lost generation," not gossipy but insightful. This is the revised version which has the benefit and the fault of hindsight.Published 18 months ago by A. Levine
I love reading about the Lost Generation, but this book went so far beyond the typical romantic account of events and personalities, and really nailed the Zeitgeist of the time and... Read morePublished 19 months ago by RabidReader
I got this book to read for a class in 20th century fiction. The book was actually very interesting in the way the author illustrates the life of the time from the perspective of... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Steve W.
Exile's Return is so insightful (and entertaining) that one needn't even be particularly interested in the American literary scene of the 20s (or the Dadaists, who Cowley hung out... Read morePublished on January 5, 2013 by Harold Lime
Malcolm Cowley was a witness to perhaps the greatest explosion of literary creativity in human history and records his observations here with great precision and wit. Read morePublished on June 16, 2012 by Amazon Customer
What happens after a World War and all the great artistic figures of the 20th Century inhabit one city? Read morePublished on August 10, 2011 by Neil The Unreel