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New York times book review.
Opinions and perspectives from the New York times book review.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1964
|Named Person:||Henry James; T S Eliot; Robert Frost; Ernest Hemingway; John Steinbeck; William Faulkner; Sinclair Lewis|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Description:||xiii, 441 pages ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||What are critics good for? / Carlos Baker --
American literature comes of age / Joseph Wood Krutch --
Each age picks its literary greats / Jacques Barzun --
Deep readers of the world, beware / Saul Bellow --
Fiction's place in a world awry / Elizabeth Janeway --
Is there no more need to experiment? / Stephen Spender --
The "new novel" in France / Claude Mauriac --
What's the matter with poetry? / Karl Shapiro --
New singers and songs / M.L. Rosenthal --
Emerson in an existential age / Alexander Cowie --
With a voice as big as America / Waldo Frank --
His nightmares go on for evermore / Joseph Wood Krutch --
One man's communion with his world / Alfred Kazin --
The voice America understood / G. Stuart Demarest --
Yarn-spinner in the American vein / Wallace Stegner --
Howells : for fifty years a literary dynamo / Henry Commager --
The enduring fame of Henry James / Leon Edel --
Madame Bovary : a revolution in letters. --but unhappy Emma still exists / Harry Levin ; The translator, too, must search for le mot juste / Francis Steegmuller --
Chekov : a writer who refused to pretend / Frank O'Connor --
To the world of English, he counseled perfection / Eric Partridge --
The time and place of T.S. Eliot / Walter Allen --
Frost spoke the language of the ordinary man / Lawrance Thompson --
A classic of the American experience / Arthur Mizener --
Was "Papa" truly a great writer? / Maxwell Geismar --
Prejudices according to Mencken / Julian F. Boyd --
Albert Camus : an essay in appreciation / Germaine Brée --
John Steinbeck and his world / Arthur Mizener --
Boily boy and bard / William T. Moynihan --
William Faulkner, 1897-1962. A talent of wild abundance / Irving Howe ; The books he loved best / Joseph Blotner --
As much of the truth as one can bear / James Baldwin --
In writing nothing fails like success / V.S. Pritchett --
There's a tyrant in the critic's corner / Angus Wilson --
Rx for a story worth telling / Elizabeth Bowen --
Facts that put fancy to flight / Saul Bellow --
The world and they that dwell therein / Walter Teller --
Landscape with literary figures / Lawrence Durrell --
Mostly it's money that makes a writer go, go, go / Robert Graves --
Why does trash stick in our minds? / Al Hine --
The meaning of place / Sean O'Faolain --
A bubbling in the author's mind / C.S. Lewis --
What we need is savage laughter / Kingsley Amis --
Literary London : a tight little isle / Stephen Spender --
This England that its writers know / Carlos Baker --
Books weren't in my baggage / Lawrence Clark Powell --
How a story was born and how, bit by bit, it grew / Robert Penn Warren --
A novelist in search of plots that thicken / Alec Waugh --
The discovery of what it means to be an American / James Baldwin --
The author was a haunted man / MacKinlay Kantor --
Margaret Mitchell was a bridge partner / Lois Dwight Cole --
The art of leading a double life / Aileen Pippett --
My life and nine-year captivity with Sinclair Lewis / Mark Schorer --
It's easy to get Americans all wrong / Pamela Hansford Johnson --
Writing history is nervous work / Cecil Woodham-Smith --
Where does a young writer find his real friends? / John Knowles --
The telling of a nation's story / Allan Nevins --
It's history but is it literature? / George F. Kennan --
Our past isn't what it used to be / C. Vann Woodward --
A conflict that was big with fate / Allan Nevins --
Roundup time on the western range / Hal Bridges --
How should you tell a man's story? / John A. Garraty --
The one may say this was the man / Leon Edel.
|Other Titles:||New York times book review.|
|Responsibility:||edited and with an introduction by Francis Brown.|
- Literature, Modern.
- Books -- Reviews.
- James, Henry, -- 1843-1916 -- Criticism and interpretation.
- Eliot, T. S. -- (Thomas Stearns), -- 1888-1965 -- Criticism and interpretation.
- Frost, Robert, -- 1874-1963 -- Criticism and interpretation.
- Hemingway, Ernest, -- 1899-1961 -- Criticism and interpretation.
- Steinbeck, John, -- 1902-1968 -- Criticism and interpretation.
- Faulkner, William, -- 1897-1962 -- Criticism and interpretation.
- Lewis, Sinclair, -- 1885-1951 -- Criticism and interpretation.