The Mookse and the Gripes Podcast
Episode 4: The Literary Annus Mirabilis: James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and T.S. Eliot in 1922
Is 1922 the greatest year in literature? It’s hard for me to think of another as significant, even if I can think of other years with better books. This is the year of James Joyce’s Ulysses, Virginia Woolf’s Jacob’s Room, and T.S. Eliot’s The Wast Land. These three authors were each aiming at a new literary form, and each succeeded. They were also reading each other’s books, with mixed results! In this episode, I take a brief look at these three authors and their work in this important year.