Juno and the Paycock

Juno and the Paycock, Yeatsian Intertextuality, and Materialism by Natalie Prizel Introduction Sean O’Casey was born in 1880 and came of age in the impoverished Dublin he portrays in his realist dramas. An activist in labor movements and the struggle for Irish independence, O’Casey played a prominent role in the Irish Citizen Army, a group… Continue Reading Juno and the Paycock

The Magic Mountain

by Klara Schubenz The Magic Mountain (Der Zauberberg) was first published in 1924 , yet Thomas Mann (1875–1955) already began his work on the novel in 1913 . It is the crucial period of World War I that interrupts his work process repeatedly and that leaves traces––not only in the author’s changing political point of… Continue Reading The Magic Mountain

A Passage to India

by Pericles Lewis The last novel E.M. Forster wrote, A Passage to India (1924), ends with the question of whether two men can overcome social divisions, not of class (as in Maurice) but of race. Here, the hoped-for destruction of the barriers of prejudice is deferred. At the end of the novel, the Englishman Fielding… Continue Reading A Passage to India

Joseph Conrad: A Personal Remembrance

by Michaela Bronstein Ford Madox Ford’s Joseph Conrad: A Personal Remembrance (1924) is an account of Ford’s collaboration and friendship with Joseph Conrad over the decades before the death of the latter. It is also a manifesto for Ford’s ideas on literary impressionism, and it attempts to mark out places where, according to Ford, he… Continue Reading Joseph Conrad: A Personal Remembrance

Joseph Conrad

Biography by Anthony Domestico Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), a Polish expatriate born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, worked as a sailor on French and British ships before becoming a naturalized British subject in 1886. He developed an elaborate, beautiful English prose style and probed many of the deep questions of modern fiction in his short stories and novels.  His work was… Continue Reading Joseph Conrad