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America Now Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork

About the Author: Harold Edmund Stearns

Harold Edmund Stearns was known as a prolific critic, journalist, editor and essayist during the 1920 s and 1930 s He was a member of the American expatriate group in Paris along with other notable exiles such as Ernest Hemingway, Elliot Paul, F Scott Fitzgerald, Glenway Wescott, John Dos Passos and Robert Coates It was also Stearns who encouraged New York publisher Horace Liveright to publish Hemingway s In Our Time For many chroniclers of the era, Stearns was the quintessential expatriate a symbol of the exile period in American literature.However, Stearns was also referred to by his intimates as a picturesque ruin for what he had left behind him in America was the broken promise of a brilliant career essays in The New Republic, editorship of The Dial, and his famous iconoclastic symposium Civilization in the United States Eventually, Stearns fell victim to alcohol and gambling whilst attempting to forge a career in Paris His perpetual lack of funds and habit of borrowing money from friends made him quite infamous so much so, that Ernest Hemingway used him as a model for the indigent Harvey Stone in his novel The Sun Also Rises.In 1932 he returned to New York, his passage paid for by charity and friends He went on to publish two reappraisals of the United States, Rediscovering America 1934 and America, a Reappraisal 1937 , a complete volte face from his earlier symposium.

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