Revisiting the Transatlantic 1920s: Vincent Sheean vs. Malcolm Cowley.

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    • Abstract:
      The article compares and contrasts the autobiographical travel writings of American authors abroad in the 1920s by focusing on the books "Exile's Return: A Narrative of Ideas" by Malcolm Cowley and "Personal History" by Vincent Sheean. It considers the contemporary popular reception of the two books: Cowley's sold fewer than one thousand copies while Sheean's sold over two million and won the National Book Award for best biography. Other topics include the "lost generation" referring to people who came of age during World War I, history and literature during the inter-war period, and how both books reveal a rising American awareness of both political and cultural international engagement during the period.
    • Author Affiliations:
      1Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History, Harvard University
    • ISSN:
      0002-8762
    • Accession Number:
      10.1093/ahr/118.1.46
    • Accession Number:
      85708759
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      COTT, N. F. Revisiting the Transatlantic 1920s: Vincent Sheean vs. Malcolm Cowley. American Historical Review, [s. l.], v. 118, n. 1, p. 46–75, 2013. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 17 ago. 2019.
    • AMA:
      COTT NF. Revisiting the Transatlantic 1920s: Vincent Sheean vs. Malcolm Cowley. American Historical Review. 2013;118(1):46-75. doi:10.1093/ahr/118.1.46.
    • APA:
      COTT, N. F. (2013). Revisiting the Transatlantic 1920s: Vincent Sheean vs. Malcolm Cowley. American Historical Review, 118(1), 46–75. https://doi.org/10.1093/ahr/118.1.46
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      COTT, NANCY F. 2013. “Revisiting the Transatlantic 1920s: Vincent Sheean vs. Malcolm Cowley.” American Historical Review 118 (1): 46–75. doi:10.1093/ahr/118.1.46.
    • Harvard:
      COTT, N. F. (2013) ‘Revisiting the Transatlantic 1920s: Vincent Sheean vs. Malcolm Cowley’, American Historical Review, 118(1), pp. 46–75. doi: 10.1093/ahr/118.1.46.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      COTT, NF 2013, ‘Revisiting the Transatlantic 1920s: Vincent Sheean vs. Malcolm Cowley’, American Historical Review, vol. 118, no. 1, pp. 46–75, viewed 17 August 2019, .
    • MLA:
      COTT, NANCY F. “Revisiting the Transatlantic 1920s: Vincent Sheean vs. Malcolm Cowley.” American Historical Review, vol. 118, no. 1, Feb. 2013, pp. 46–75. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1093/ahr/118.1.46.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      COTT, NANCY F. “Revisiting the Transatlantic 1920s: Vincent Sheean vs. Malcolm Cowley.” American Historical Review 118, no. 1 (February 2013): 46–75. doi:10.1093/ahr/118.1.46.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      COTT NF. Revisiting the Transatlantic 1920s: Vincent Sheean vs. Malcolm Cowley. American Historical Review [Internet]. 2013 Feb [cited 2019 Aug 17];118(1):46–75. Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=85708759&authtype=ip,sso&custid=swtexas