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Classics & contemporaries

Author: John W Aldridge
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since the publication of his highly influential first book, After the Lost Generation, John W. Aldridge has been recognized as a master of contemporary literary criticism. In this selection of brilliant essays he turns his creative critical mind toward some of the major figures of modern literature--Edmund Wilson, Malcolm Cowley, Wright Morris, Ernest Hemingway, Henry James, Saul Bellow, John Barth, and Robert Penn
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Aufsatzsammlung
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Aldridge, John W.
Classics & contemporaries.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)645745823
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John W Aldridge
ISBN: 0826208223 9780826208224
OCLC Number: 25409222
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 240 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Erotic Passion of Henry James --
Notes toward the Definition of T.S. Eliot --
The Saddest Story of Ford Madox Ford --
Edmund Wilson's Twenties --
Hemingway's Last Big Novel --
The Sun Also Rises: Sixty Years Later --
Biographing Faulkner --
Mailer on Miller --
The Death of the Lions --
Afterthoughts on the Twenties --
Homage to Malcolm Cowley --
Celine and the Hateful Horror of It All --
J.P. Marquand, Esquire --
Steinbeck's Knightly Little People --
The Final Novels of Algren and Farrell --
James Gould Cozzens: By Writing Possessed --
Robert Penn Warren's Legend of the South --
The Appalling Diaries of Evelyn Waugh --
World War II and the American Novel --
James Jones's Men at War --
Catch-22: Twenty-five Years Later --
Donald Barthelme and the Doggy Life --
No One in Charge --
William Gaddis and the "Ongoing Situation" --
John Barth: Versions and Reversions --
Robert Coover's Party Animals --
Norman Mailer: Conquering the Bitch Goddess --
A Mailer Masterpiece --
William Styron's Holocaust Chic --
Saul Bellow's Struggle with the Cosmos --
Wright Morris Country --
Little Magazines and the Great Gray Middle.
Other Titles: Classics and contemporaries.
Responsibility: John W. Aldridge.

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In this volume, John Aldridge discusses the work of such major figures as Edmund Wilson, Ernest Hemingway, Henry James, Saul Bellow and Robert Penn Warren. Taken together, the essays offer not only a  Read more...

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"His creative, spirited and trenchant opinions should both challenge and delight readers of literary criticism."--Publishers Weekly

 
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