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Love-hate relations : English and American sensibilities

Author: Stephen Spender
Publisher: New York : Random House, [1974]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995.
Love-hate relations.
New York, Random House [1974]
(OCoLC)575757485
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Spender
ISBN: 0394490622 9780394490625
OCLC Number: 754525
Notes: Based on the Clark lectures given by the author at Cambridge University in 1965.
Description: xxviii, 318 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: [1.] The immense advantage: American thoughts and English thoughts --
The American ambivalence --
Thinking American through being American --
Subjective America, objective Europe --
[2.] The specter of Americanization: Americanizing --
European attitudes --
Past and nowness --
American solutions --
American materialism, European materialism --
Americanization as Europeanization --
[3.] Henry James as center of the English-American language: The critic as center of his own fiction --
The refusal to be provincial --
The aims of fiction --
The sexual subject --
The choice of London --
America, 1904 --
Baudelaire and Whitman --
American womanhood and English language --
The expatriate visitor --
A less refined Henry --
American redemption --
[4.] Ebb tide in England: Georgians --
The American visitors --
The persona of bridges --
Frost and Edward Thomas --
English poets and the war --
The divergence of the Twain --
[5.] English threnody, American tragedy: Novelists of poetry and saturation --
Elegies for England: E.M. Forster --
Lawrentian love-hate for England --
Long-term and short-term England --
Post-mortem effects --
American self-involvement --
The American advantage.
Responsibility: Stephen Spender.

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