Abstract

This essay explores how modernist writers adopted and adapted the epitaph, the obituary, and the memoir. In particular, posthumous homages by Eliot and Pound to Virginia Woolf, Henry James, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, and James Joyce show the two modernist poets reworking traditional memorial genres for their own purposes, by using such age-old salutes to dead colleagues to position themselves and their generation within literary history and the canon.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1456
Print ISSN
0162-4962
Pages
pp. 255-275
Launched on MUSE
2005-08-03
Open Access
No
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