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Author: Edmund Wilson
Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus [1950]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Archibald MacLeish and the word -- Van Wyck Brooks's second phase -- The boys in the back room: James M. Cain ; n O'Hara ; William Saroyan ; Hans Otto Storm ; John Steinbeck ; Facing the Pacific -- Max Eastman in 1941 -- T.K. Whipple -- The antrobuses and the earwickers -- Alexander Woollcott of the phalanx -- The poetry of Angelica Balabanoff -- Mr. Joseph E. Davies as a stylist -- Thoughts on being bibliographed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Saroyan; William Saroyan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund Wilson
ISBN: 0374526672 9780374526672
OCLC Number: 964373
Notes: "A selection of ... literary articles written during the nineteen forties."
Description: x, 534 pages 20 cm
Contents: Archibald MacLeish and the word --
Van Wyck Brooks's second phase --
The boys in the back room: James M. Cain ; John O'Hara ; William Saroyan ; Hans Otto Storm ; John Steinbeck ; Facing the Pacific --
Max Eastman in 1941 --
T.K. Whipple --
The antrobuses and the earwickers --
Alexander Woollcott of the phalanx --
The poetry of Angelica Balabanoff --
Mr. Joseph E. Davies as a stylist --
Thoughts on being bibliographed --
Through the embassy window: Harold Nicolson --
Kay Boyle and the Saturday Evening Post --
The life and times of John Barrymore --
"Never apologize, never explain": the art of Evelyn Waugh --
John Mulholland and the art of illusion --
What became of Louis Bromfield --
J. Dover Wilson on Falstaff --
A toast and a tear for Dorothy Parker --
A treatise on tales of horror --
A guide to Finnegans wake --
A novel by Salvador Dali --
A long talk about Jane Austen --
"You can't do this to me!" shrilled Celia --
Aldous Huxley in the world beyond time --
Vladimir Nabokov on Gogol --
Katherine Anne Porter --
A picture to hang in the library: Brooks's Age of Irving --
Why do people read detective stories? --
Bernard Shaw on the training of a statesman --
Reexamining Dr. Johnson --
Leonid Leonov: the sophistication of a formula --
Who cares who killed Roger Ackroyd? --
"Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!" --
Glenway Wescott's war work --
A cry from the unquiet grave --
Tales of the marvellous and the ridiculous --
Thackeray's letters: a Victorian document --
Splendors and miseries of Evelyn Waugh --
George Saintsbury's centenary --
Ambushing a best-seller --
The apotheosis of Somerset Maugham --
William Saroyan and his darling old Providence --
Oscar Wilde: "One must always seek what is most tragic" --
George Grosz in the United States --
An old friend of the family: Thackeray --
Gilbert without Sullivan --
George Saintsbury: gourmet and glutton --
Books of etiquette and Emily Post --
A dissenting opinion on Kafka --
Jean-Paul Sartre: the novelist and the existentialist --
The musical glasses of Peacock --
Edith Wharton: a memoir by an English friend --
The sanctity of Baudelaire --
Van Wyck Brooks on the Civil War period --
An analysis of Max Beerbohm --
The original of Tolstoy's Natasha --
"The most unhappy man on Earth" --
William Faulkner's reply to the civil-rights program --
In memory of Octave Mirbeau --
A revival of Ronald Firbank --
Paul Rosenfeld: three phases.

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Archibald MacLeish and the word -- Van Wyck Brooks's second phase -- The boys in the back room: James M. Cain ; n O'Hara ; William Saroyan ; Hans Otto Storm ; John Steinbeck ; Facing the Pacific -- Max Eastman in 1941 -- T.K. Whipple -- The antrobuses and the earwickers -- Alexander Woollcott of the phalanx -- The poetry of Angelica Balabanoff -- Mr. Joseph E. Davies as a stylist -- Thoughts on being bibliographed -- Through the embassy window: Harold Nicolson -- Kay Boyle and the Saturday Evening Post -- The life and times of John Barrymore -- Never apologize, never explain": the art of Evelyn Waugh -- John Mulholland and the art of illusion -- What became of Louis Bromfield -- J. Dover Wilson on Falstaff -- A toast and a tear for Dorothy Parker -- A treatise on tales of horror -- A guide to Finnegans wake -- A novel by Salvador Dali -- A long talk about Jane Austen -- "You can't do this to me!" shrilled Celia -- Aldous Huxley in the world beyond time -- Vladimir Nabokov on Gogol -- Katherine Anne Porter -- A picture to hang in the library: Brooks's Age of Irving -- Why do people read detective stories? -- Bernard Shaw on the training of a statesman -- Reexamining Dr. Johnson -- Leonid Leonov: the sophistication of a formula -- Who cares who killed Roger Ackroyd? -- "Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!" -- Glenway Wescott's war work -- A cry from the unquiet grave -- Tales of the marvellous and the ridiculous -- Thackeray's letters: a Victorian document -- Splendors and miseries of Evelyn Waugh -- George Saintsbury's centenary -- Ambushing a best-seller -- The apotheosis of Somerset Maugham -- William Saroyan and his darling old Providence -- Oscar Wilde: One must always seek what is most tragic -- George Grosz in the United States -- An old friend of the family: Thackery -- Gilbert without Sullivan -- George Saintsbury: gourmet and glutton -- Books of etiquette and Emily Post -- A dissenting opinion on Kafka -- Jean-Paul Sartre: the novelist and the existentialist -- The musical glasses of Peacock -- Edith Wharton: a memoir by an English friend -- The sanctity of Baudelaire -- Van Wyck Brooks on the Civil War period -- An analysis of Max Beerbohm -- The original of Tolstoy's Natasha -- The most unhappy man on Earth -- William Faulkner's reply to the civil-rights program -- In memory of Octave Mirbeau -- A reivival of Ronald Firbank -- Paul Rosenfedl: three phases.

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