Sunday, September 8, 2013

Five great books of 1922

Kevin Jackson has written thousands of articles, primarily on film, photography, modern art, literature and cultural history for, among others, The New Yorker, Granta, Prospect, Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, Guardian, Evening Standard and Vogue. He has been a script editor and script consultant, lectured and taught at the National Film Theatre, the Royal College of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum, presented documentaries for Radio 3 and Radio 4, directed and produced films for television, written the book and lyrics for a rock opera, curated film seasons and a photography exhibition as well as authored and edited more than twenty books, including Constellation of Genius: 1922: Modernism Year One.

For the Telegraph, Jackson named five great books from 1922, including:
Katherine Mansfield’s friend, Virginia Woolf (whose breakthrough novel Jacob’s Room was also published in 1922) was driven to confiding jealously in her diary about how praise was being heaped on Mansfield’s collection The Garden Party. Sadly, any joy that Mansfield may have taken in this literary triumph was soured by her ill health; she died in 1923.
Read about four other great books of 1922.

--Marshal Zeringue