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By John Whittier-Ferguson

This wide-ranging learn of the past due poetry and prose of Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, and Wyndham Lewis brings jointly works from the Thirties and Forties - writings composed via authors self-consciously coming into center to outdated age and dwelling via years whilst civilization appeared cause on tearing itself to items for the second one time of their grownup lives. Profoundly revising their past paintings, those artists requested how their writing may perhaps end up major in a time that Woolf defined, in a diary access from 1938, as "1914 yet with out even the appearance of 1914. All slipping consciously right into a pit". This past due smooth writing explores mortality, the frailties of tradition, and the capability consolations and culpabilities of aesthetic shape. Such writing is now and then scary and objectionable and at others deeply relocating, diversified from the sooner works which first received those writers their repute.

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