U.S. Modernisms Midterm

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Question Answer
Ezra Pound: “A Retrospect”“An ‘Image’ is that which presents an intellectual and emotional complex in an instant of time.” (342)
Ezra Pound: “A Retrospect”“It is better to present one Image in a lifetime than to produce voluminous works.” (343)
Ezra Pound: “Credo”“It is tremendously important that great poetry be written, it makes no jot difference who writes it.” (934)
Ezra Pound: “Credo”“We will have fewer painted adjectives impeding the shock and stroke of it. At least for myself, I want it so, austere, direct, free from emotional slither.” (936)
T.S. Eliot: “Tradition and the Individual Talent”“The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality.” (40)
T.S. Eliot: “Tradition and the Individual Talent”“The more perfect the artist, the more completely separate in him will be the man who suffers and the mind which creates.” (41, platinum analogy)
T.S. Eliot: “Tradition and the Individual Talent”"The business of the poet is not to find new emotions, but to use the ordinary ones and, in working them up into poetry, to express feelings which are not in actual emotions at all…. Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality.” (43)
Hemingway: “The Art of the Short Story”“Jack” / “So do not be humble, gentlemen. Be humble after but not during the action.” (4) / “This information is what you call the background of a story. You throw it all away and invent from what you know.” (6)
Hemingway: :The Art of the Short Story"“You mean background about the story not the picture? That’s not very sporting, young lady. Didn’t you see the class was enjoying itself finally?” (11)


Question Answer
Ezra Pound: “In a Station of the Metro”“The apparition of these faces in the crowd; Petals on a wet, black bough.”
Ezra Pound: “To Whistler, American”“You had your searches, your uncertainties, / And this is good to know – for us, I mean, / Who bear the brunt of our America / And try to wrench her impulse into art.”
Ezra Pound: “A Pact”“I made a pact with you, Walt Whitman – / I have detested you long enough. / I come to you as a grown child / Who has had a pig-headed father.”
Eliot: “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”“Do I dare?” / “There will be time…. There is time.” / “I have known them all.” / “That is not what I meant at all.” / “By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown / Till human voices wake us, and we drown.”
Eliot: “The Hollow Men”“Trembling with tenderness / Lips that would kiss / Form prayers to broken stone.” / “…death’s twilight kingdom / The hope only / Of empty men.” / “Falls the Shadow / For Thine is the Kingdom / This is the way the world ends“
Eliot: “Burnt Norton”“Time present and time past / Are both perhaps present in time future, / And time future contained in time past. / If all time is eternally present / All time is unredeemable.” / “Go, said the bird, for the leaves were full of children, / Hidden excitedly, containing laughter. / Go, go, go, said the bird: human kind / Cannot bear very much reality.”


Question Answer
Gertrude Stein: “Composition as Explanation”“Everything is the same except composition and as the composition is different and always going to be different everything is not the same…. The time when and the time of and the time in that composition is the natural phenomena of that composition and of that perhaps every one can be certain.” (516)
Gertrude Stein: “Composition as Explanation”“I did not begin again I just began.” (518)
Gertrude Stein: “Composition as Explanation”“The only thing that is different from one time to another is what is seen and what is seen depends upon how everybody is doing everything.” (520)
Stein: Selections from The Making of Americans“We will be always, in ourselves, the young grown men and women.” (6)
Stein: Selections from The Making of Americans (Father Dehning)“I don’t think you children ever will be good for something…. No I never had it easy like you children and I had to make it all myself so you could have it different.” (10)
Stein: Selections from The Making of Americans“I am writing for myself and strangers.” (289) “There is then now and here the loving repetition, this is then, now and here, a description of the loving of repetition and then there will be a description of all the kinds of ways there can be seen to be kinds of men and women.” (290) / “I hear it and I love it and I write it. They repeat it.” (291) “Many have mixed up in them some kind of many kinds of men and women. Slowly this comes clearly out from them in the repeating that is always in all living.” (293)
Norton Introduction pages 3-18“Thus a key formal characteristic typical of high modernist works, whether in painting, sculpture, or musical composition, is its construction out of fragments – fragments of myth or history, fragments of experience or perception, fragments of previous artistic works.” (14)

Ernest Hemingway: In Our Time

Question Answer
“On the Quai at Smyrna”“The worst, he said, are the women with dead babies. You couldn’t get the women to give up their dead babies.” (11)
“Indian Camp” (Henry/dad)"No. I haven’t any anaesthetic. But her screams are not important. I don’t hear them because they are not important.” (16)
“The Doctor and the Doctor’s Wife” (Nick’s mother)“Aren’t you going back to work, dear?” she asked from the room where she was lying with the blind’s drawn. (25)
“The End of Something” (Marjorie and Nick)“What’s really the matter?” / “I don’t know.” / “Of course you know.” / “No I don’t.” / “Go on and say it.” / “It isn’t fun any more.” (34)
“The Three-Day Blow” (Nick and Bill)“That’s an awfully big shot.” / “Not for us, Wemedge.” / “What’ll we drink to?” / “Let’s drink to fishing.” / “All right. Gentlemen, I give you fishing.” / “All fishing. Everywhere.” / “Fishing. That’s what we drink to.”/ “It’s better than baseball.” (45)
“The Battler” (Ad)“Who the hell do you think you are? You’re a snotty bastard. You come in here where nobody asks you and eat a man’s food and when he asks to borrow a knife you get snotty.” (59)
"The Battler" (Bugs)“Don’t you worry about him none, Mister Adams. I seen him like this plenty of times before.” (60)


Question Answer
“A Very Short Story”“[The] major of the battalion made love to Luz, and she had never known Italians before, and finally wrote to the States that theirs had been only a boy and girl affair.” (66)
“Soldier’s Home” (Krebs)“They were too complicated. There was something else. Vaguely he wanted a girl but he did not want to have to work to get her.” (71)
"Soldier's Home" (Mom and Krebs)“Yes. Don’t you love your mother, dear boy?” / “No,” he said / His mother looked at him across the table. Her eyes were shiny. She started crying. / “I don’t love nobody.” (75-76)
“The Revolutionist”“He was delighted with Italy. It was a beautiful country, he said. The people were all kind. He had been in many towns, walked much, and seen many pictures.” (81)
“Mr. and Mrs. Elliot”“In the evening they all set at dinner together in the garden under a plane tree and the hot evening wind blew and he drank white wine and she and the girl friend made conversation and they were all quite happy.” (88)
"Cat in the Rain" (Avanti and George) “I want a cat. I want a cat now. If I can’t have long hair or any fun, I can have a cat.” / He was not listening. He was reading his book. (94)


Question Answer
“Out of Season”“Sitting on the bank he took the bottle of marsala out of his pocket and passed it to Peduzzi. Peduzzi passed it back. The young gentleman took a drink of it and passed it to Peduzzi again. Peduzzi passed it back again.” (102)
“Cross-Country Snow” (Nick to George)“She doesn’t know us and she thought we were going to kid her about her singing, maybe. She’s from up where they speak German probably and she’s touchy about being here and then she’s got that baby coming without being married and she’s touchy.”
“My Old Man”“Riding for yourself makes an awful difference.” (127) / “I couldn’t help feeling that if my old man was dead maybe they didn’t need to have shot Gilford.” (128)
“Big Two-Hearted River: Part I” (Nick)“He knew where he was from the position of the river.” (135) / “He realized that the fire must have come the year before, but the grasshoppers were all black now.” (136) / “Nick was happy as he crawled inside the tent.” (139)
“Big Two-Hearted River: Part II”“Holding the rod far out toward the uprooted tree and sloshing backward in the current, Nick worked the trout, plunging, the rod bending alive, out of the danger of the weeds into the open river.” (152) / “He was going back to camp. He looked back. The river just showed through the trees.” (156)
“L’Envoi” “Like all Greeks he wanted to go to America.” (157)

William Faulkner: As I Lay Dying

Question Answer
Darl“Yes yes yes yes yes yes.” (254)
Cora“God gave you children to comfort your hard human lot and for a token of His own suffering and love, for in love you conceived and bore them.” (166)
Jewel“If it had just been me when Cash fell off of that church and if it had just been me when pa laid sick with that load of wood fell on him, it would not be happening with every bastard in the county coming into stare at her because if there is a God what the hell is He for.” (15)
Dewey Dell“He’ll do as I say. He always does. I can persuade him to anything. You know I can. Suppose I say Turn here. That was when I died that time. Suppose I do. We’ll go to New Hope. We wont have to go to town. I rose and took the knife from the streaming fish still hissing and I killed Darl.” (121)
Tull“My mule aint going into that water.” (127)


Question Answer
Anse“Meet Mrs. Bundren.” (261)
Peabody“God Almighty, why didn’t Anse carry you to the nearest sawmill and stick your leg in the saw? That would have cured it. Then you all could have stuck his head into the saw and cured a whole family……. Where is Anse, anyway? What’s he up to now?” (240)
Vardaman“My mother is a fish.” (84)
Cash“It ain’t on a balance.” (144)
Samson“And I imagined a lot of things coming up between us, but I be durn if I ever thought it would be a body four days dead and that a woman. But they make life hard on them, not taking it as it comes up, like a man does.” (118) (buzzard)


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Addie“That was when I learned that words are no good that words don’t ever fit even what they are trying to say at.” (171)
Whitfield“Who knew that when I framed the words of my confession it was to Anse I spoke them, even though he was not there.” (179)
Armstid“I kept thinking about them there, and about that fellow tearing away on that horse. And that would be the last they would see of him. And I be durn if I could blame him. Not for wanting to not give up his horse, but for getting shut of such a durn fool as Anse.” (192)
Mosely“The Lord gave you what you have, even if He did use the devil to do it; you let Him take it away from you if it’s His will to do so.” (203)
MacGowan (Skeet)“She looked pretty good. One of them black eyed ones that look like she’d as soon put a knife in you as not if you two-timed her. She looked pretty good.” (242)


Question Answer
Faulkner: Statements on As I Lay Dying“I set out deliberately to write a tour-de-force. Before I ever put pen to paper and set down the first word, I knew what the last word would be and almost where the last period would fall.” (186)
Faulkner: Nobel Prize Address“It is his privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past.” (187)
Faulkner: “The Art of Fiction No. 12”“The artist is of no importance. Only what he creates is important, since there is nothing new to be said.” (2) / “There is no such thing as was – only is. If was existed, there would be no grief or sorrow.” (13)
Lowell: Preface to Some Imagist Poets“We wish it to be clearly understood that we do not represent an exclusive artistic sect; we publish our work together because of mutual artistic sympathy, and we propose to bring out our cooperative volume each year for a short term of years, until we have made a place for ourselves and our principles such as we desire.”
Lowell: Selections from Tendencies in Modern American Poetry“Art, true art, is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.” (7)


Question Answer
Amy Lowell: “September, 1918”“Some day there will be no war.” / “For I have time for nothing / But the endeavour to balance myself / Upon a broken world.”
Amy Lowell: “New Heavens for Old”“I arrange three roses in a Chinese vase: / A pink one, / A red one, / A yellow one. / I fuss over their arrangement.”
Amy Lowell: “Venus Transiens”“And the waves which precede you / Ripple and stir / The sands at my feet.”
Amy Lowell: “St. Louis”Here is “Now,” / But “Before” is mine with the lilacs, / With the white sea of everywhither, / With the heraldic, story-telling hills.”

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