Biography and History

Malcolm Cowley was was an American novelist, poet, literary critic, and journalist. As part of the great crowd of creative genius that migrated to Paris, France, and congregated in Montparnasse, Cowley lived in France for three years, befriending Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and others. He is often referred to as being part of America's Lost Generation. His most famous work is his autobiographical Exile's Return, published in 1934, which chronicled the general movement of the Lost Generation out of the United States.

Source: From the finding aid for C1323