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The new world and the new book, an address, delivered before the Nineteenth century club of New York city, Jan. 15, 1891.

Author: Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Publisher: Boston, Lee and Shephard, 1892.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911.
New world and the new book, an address, delivered before the Nineteenth century club of New York city, Jan. 15, 1891.
Boston, Lee and Shephard, 1892
(OCoLC)613089146
Named Person: Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Wentworth Higginson
OCLC Number: 1730637
Notes: Includes index.
Description: v-viii, 236 pages 19 cm
Contents: The new world and the new book.- An American temperament.- The shadow of Europe.- On taking ourselves seriously.- A cosmopolitan standard.- A contemporaneous posterity.- On literary tonica.- The fear of the dead level.- Do we need a literary centre?- The equation of fame.- Concerning high-water marks.- Personal ideals.- On the need of a background.- Unnecessary apologies.- The perils of American humor.- On the proposed abolition of the plot.- American translators.- The Westminster abbey of a book catalogue.- Town and gown.- "Make thy option which of two."- The decline of the sentimental.- Concerning giants.- Weapons of precision.- The test of the dime saved.- The trick of self-depreciation.- The literary pendulum.- The evolution of an American.- A world-literature.
Responsibility: With kindred essays, by Thomas Wentworth Higginson.

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