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class notes 2:19 - Emma Goldman Cultural Movements of the...

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Emma Goldman Cultural Movements of the 1920s. The lost Generation-writers and intellectuals after WWI 1930-Sinclair Lewis wins Nobel Peace Price. Declined Pulitzer Prize. Refused because the terms of the prize have been mistreated. Did not like the phrase of the Pulitzer prize. Rejected the code of good form. When he one the Nobel Peace Prize, others writers think Lewis offended America. Condition of Culture Lewis argued that that condition was bleak. Suffered from Victorian humility and …. . Readers and writers afraid of literature that does not glorify America. A novelist must assert that Americans are tall, lean, and good at gold. America is solely inhabited by New Yorkers and millionaires. Suffered from Puritanism and Comstockery. Saw a tyranny of thought. Puritanism produced a false creed of responsibility. Disliked Victorianism. This is a critique of American morals. Argued that it was precisely this Puritanism that allowed for the rise of Comstockery. Comstock law aimed at pornography. Would not
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