Contributors are sought for a proposed collection of essays on Edith Wharton and Ernest Hemingway, tentatively titled _Architects of American Modernism: Wharton and Hemingway_. Louisiana State University Press has expressed interest in this project and asked to review a full proposal.
Edith Wharton and Ernest Hemingway have a great deal in common: They were both American modernist writers who lived as expatriates in Paris. They were both active in World War I well before the U.S. declared war. Both wrote in a range of genres, including novels, short fiction, drama, travel writing, and magazine journalism, and they shared a publisher, Scribner’s. Both wrote novels that became bestsellers, and both won the Pulitzer Prize. Hemingway owned six of Wharton’s books and mentioned her in a letter, while Wharton belittled his books in her private writing and in a letter once openly mocked the Americans who frequented the cafes of Montparnasse.
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