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Critical encounters : literary views and reviews, 1953-1977

Author: Nona Balakian
Publisher: Indianapolis : Bobbs-Merrill, ©1978.
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Genre/Form: Collections
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Balakian, Nona.
Critical encounters.
Indianapolis : Bobbs-Merrill, ©1978
(OCoLC)570257354
Named Person: William Saroyan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nona Balakian
ISBN: 0672523418 9780672523410
OCLC Number: 3415348
Description: 250 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part 1. On the reading of modern fiction. Prophetic vogue of the anti-heroine. Crisis --
in fiction or in readership? Flight from innocence : England's newest literary generation. New Transcendentalists : a quasi-religious mode in American fiction multiform American imagination. Unwilling ironists --
Part 2. Three post-psychological novels. Writer and her vision : Ivy Compton-Burnett. Carson McCullers : love perverse and perfect. Affirmation and love in T.S. Eliot. Huxley revisited. Shaw and his Boswell. Memo : to Bernard Shaw. Reviews by Trilling. Criticism par excellence : V.S. Pritchett. Tragedy of delusion : criticism by Joyce Carol Oates. Poet of the air --
and earth : Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Beautiful and undammed : stories by Fitzgerald. Where the center always holds : stories by Brendan Gill. God bless you, Mr. Vonnegut. Realists of the interior : women poets of today. Bitches and sad ladies. World of William Saroyan. Day of one's own : Eudora Welty --
Part 3. Crossing the ethnic barrier. Spearhead of British modernism. Passion for letters : Scofield Thayer and the Dial. Specialist of the hoax : Max Beerbohm. Black odyssey, white world. Britain's lopsided view. Despiritualized Americans : Soviet views of American literature. Charmed circle : the Irish writers --
Part 4. Decline of "mass markets". Lowly state of book reviewing. Poets, printers and pamphleteers. They gambled on genius.
Responsibility: by Nona Balakian.

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