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A Krutch omnibus; forty years of social and literary criticism.

Author: Joseph Wood Krutch
Publisher: New York, Morrow, 1970.
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Compilation of the distinguished critic and naturalist's essays on such diverse topics as morals, the technological age, the lives and work of prominent authors, and the relevance of the humanities.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Krutch, Joseph Wood, 1893-1970.
Krutch omnibus.
New York, Morrow, 1970
(OCoLC)652357756
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Wood Krutch
OCLC Number: 97061
Description: ix, 341 pages 25 cm
Contents: Part I: the modern temper. Introduction --
Genesis of a mood --
Tragic fallacy --
Conclusion, the modern temper --
Introductory comment, with excerpts from More Lives Than One, upon The Measure of Man --
Loss on confidence --
Grand strategy --
Minimal man --
Old-fashioned science of man --
function of discourse --
It may not be too late --
Not so blank slate (human nature and the human condition) --
Part II: life, art and peace. Introdcution, with excerpts from Experience and Art --
Communism and the old pagan (was Europe a success?) --
Cant, Candor, and the class war --
Part III. Miscellaena. Morals. No essays, please! --
Search for a rule of life --
Commencement address --
What is modernism? --
Honor and morality --
Challenge to an unknown writer --
Two cultures. Is our common man too common? --
Are the humanities worth saving? --
Should we bring literature to children? --
Psychoanalyzing Alice --
Infatuation with the primative --
Prosperity of a jest --
Uses of literature in an age of science --
World we live in. Why I am not going to the moon --
Invention is the mother of necessity --
Age of violence --
Men, apes, and termites --
Through happiness with slide rule and calipers --
If you don't ming my saying so... --
Part IV: on some men and some books. Introduction --
Highbrows are not always right --
"Passions of the head" --
"You say that I am mad" --
Genius and neuroticism --
Samuel Richardson --
Rasselas --
Thoreau signs off --
Birds and airplanes.

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Compilation of the distinguished critic and naturalist's essays on such diverse topics as morals, the technological age, the lives and work of prominent authors, and the relevance of the humanities.

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