About this book
As one of the first American literary expatriates and as a central figure in both the Imagist and the Fugitive-Agrarian movements, John Gould Fletcher occupies a special place in modern literary history. In The Autobiography of John Gould Fletcher (first published in 1937, one year before he won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry), Fletcher relates in rich detail the events of an astonishingly productive literary life that brought him recognition on both sides of the Atlantic. His narrative displays an acutely perceptive insider’s view of the vibrant English and American literary scenes during the first third of the century, including a vivid firsthand account of the often tumultuous personal relationships within the Imagist cycle.
This new edition of The Autobiography of John Gould Fletcher, introduced by the late Ben Kimpel, is the second volume in The John Gould Fletcher Series under the general editorship of Lucas Carpenter.
“The intent of the series is to present the best of Fletcher’s writing along with a generous selection of critical studies concerning Fletcher’s life and work. It is to be hoped that the series will reawaken and stimulate interest in a writer who, almost forty years after his death, is becoming known as perhaps the most representative poet of American literary modernism.”
—Lucas Carpenter in the preface to Selected Poems of John Gould Fletcher