A literary chronicle: 1920-1950.


Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1956.

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Subjects American literature -- 20th century.
American literature.
Literature, Modern.
Series Doubleday anchor books.
Description 442 pages 18 cm.
Copyright Date 1956.
Notes "Selections from [the author's] Classics and commercials and The shores of light."--Page 4 of cover.
Summary Selections from: Classics and commercials and The shores of light.
Contents Prologue, 1952 : Christian Gauss as a teacher of literature -- F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Ring Lardner's American characters -- Emergence of Ernest Hemingway -- Gilbert Seldes and the popular arts -- Poe at home and abroad -- The all-star literary vaudeville -- Mencken's democratic man -- The sportsman's tragedy -- Thornton Wilder -- The death of Elinor Wylie -- Signs of life: Lady Chatterley's lover -- Dostoevsky abroad -- Citizen of the Union -- Dos Passos and the social revolution -- T.S. Eliot and the Church of England -- Dahlberg, Dos Passos and Wilder -- Notes on Babbitt and more -- The Nietzschean line -- Lytton Strachey -- André Malraux -- The literary worker's Polonius -- Letter to the Russians about Hemingway -- It's terrible! It's ghastly! It stinks! -- Twilight of expatriates -- The boys in the back room -- Alexander Woollcott of the Phalanx -- Mr. Joseph E. Davies as a stylist -- The life and times of John Barrymore -- "Never apologize, never explain" : the art of Evelyn Waugh -- What becomes of Louis Bromfield -- J. Dover Wilson on Falstaff -- A toast and a tear for Dorothy Parker -- A treatise on tales of horror -- A guide to Finnegans Wake -- A long talk about Jane Austen -- "You can't do this to me!" shrilled Celia -- Katherine Anne Porter -- A picture to hang in the library: Brooks's Age of Irving -- Why do people read detective stories? -- Reëxamining Dr. Johnson -- Leonid Leonov : the sophistication of a formula -- Who cares who killed Roger Ackroyd? -- "Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!" -- Splendors and miseries of Evelyn Waugh -- George Saintsbury's centenary -- Ambushing a best-seller -- Oscar Wilde : "One must always seek what is most tragic" -- Books of etiquette and Emily Post -- A dissenting opinion on Kafka -- Jean-Paul Sartre : the novelist and existentialist -- The musical glasses of Peacock -- The original of Tolstoy's Natasha -- William Faulkner's reply to the civil-rights program.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)789917
(OCoLC)ocm00789917
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WorldCat Identities Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972.
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