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The Americanist

Author: Daniel Aaron
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Americanist is author and critic Daniel Aaron's anthem to nearly a century of public and private life in America and abroad. Aaron, who is widely regarded as one of the founders of American Studies, graduated from the University of Michigan, received his Ph. D. from Harvard, and taught for over three decades each at Smith College and Harvard." "Aaron writes with unsentimental nostalgia about his childhood in Los  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Aaron, Daniel, 1912-
Americanist.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)626751204
Named Person: Daniel Aaron; Daniel Aaron; Daniel Aaron
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Aaron
ISBN: 0472115774 9780472115778
OCLC Number: 71004054
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 199 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Daniel Aaron.
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The Americanist is author and critic Daniel Aaron's anthem to nearly a century of public and private life in America and abroad. Aaron, who is widely regarded as one of the founders of American Studies, graduated from the University of Michigan, received his Ph. D. from Harvard, and taught for over three decades each at Smith College and Harvard." "Aaron writes with unsentimental nostalgia about his childhood in Los Angeles and Chicago and his later academic career, which took him around the globe, often in the role of America's accidental yet impartial critic. When Walt Whitman, whom Aaron frequently cites as a touchstone, wrote, "I am large, I contain multitudes," he could have been describing Daniel Aaron - the consummate erudite and Renaissance individual whose allegiance to the truth always outweighs mere partisan loyalty." "Not only should Aaron's book stand as a resplendent and summative work from one of the finest thinkers of the last hundred years, it also succeeds on its own as a first-rate piece of literature, on a par with the writings of any of its subjects. The Americanist is a veritable Who's Who of twentieth-century writers Aaron interviewed, interacted with, or otherwise encountered throughout his life: Ralph Ellison, Robert Frost, Lillian Hellman, Richard Hofstadter, Alfred Kazin, Sinclair Lewis, Malcolm Muggeridge, John Crowe Ransom, Upton Sinclair, Edmund Wilson, Leonard Woolf, and W.B. Yeats, to name only a few." "Aaron's frank and personal observations of these literary lights make for lively reading. As well, scattered throughout The Americanist are illuminating portraits of American presidents living and passed - miniature masterworks of astute political observation that offer fresh approaches to well-trod subjects.

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