Podcast 10: Modernist Friendships and Rivalries

This week Kristin Grogan, a D.Phil student in English at Exeter College, talks to us about modernist writers, including Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Wyndham Lewis, T. S. Eliot and Richard Wright. Should Ezra Pound have learned how to box? Did Gertrude Stein love her ceramic pig’s eyes or tail more? How do you tell if a modernist is too capitalist to read? And why did Ernest Hemingway think F. Scott Fitzgerald would feel better about himself if he took a stroll around the classical statuary galleries in the Louvre?

You can listen here:

Here is Gertrude Stein with some poodles:1468679918-058-gertrude-stein-alice-b-toklas-theredlist






Here is a young Ezra Pound:

NPG Ax7811; Ezra Pound by Alvin Langdon Coburn








And here is Ezra Pound when he was arrested in Italy at the end of the Second World War:

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Here is James Joyce, probably wearing all his own clothes.



You can read more of Kristin’s work in the Oxonian Review.


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