By Susan Winnett

The migration of yankee artists and intellectuals to Europe within the early 20th century has been amply documented and studied, yet few students have tested the aftermath in their go back domestic. Writing Back makes a speciality of the memoirs of modernist writers and intellectuals who struggled with their go back to the US after years of dwelling abroad.

Susan Winnett establishes repatriation as on the topic of yet considerably diverse from commute and exile. She engages in shut readings of a number of writers-in-exile, together with Henry James, Harold Stearns, Malcolm Cowley, and Gertrude Stein.

Writing Back examines how repatriation unsettles the self-construction of the "returning absentee" through difficult the fictions of nationwide and cultural id with which the author has experimented through the time in a foreign country. As either american citizens and expatriates, those writers won a distinct viewpoint on American tradition, fairly when it comes to gender roles, nationwide id, creative self-conception, mobility, and international culture.

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