Intellectual alienation in the 1920's. Edited with an introduction by Milton Plesur.


Lexington, Mass., Heath [1970] .

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Subjects Civilization.
Intellectual life.
United States -- Civilization -- 1918-1945.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
United States.
Series Problems in American civilization.
Description xv, 89 pages 24 cm.
Copyright Date [1970]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction -- Conflict of opinion -- I. The critics and defenders of America in the 1920's: the intellectuals speak for themselves -- Critics -- F. Scott Fitzgerald: This Side of Paradise -- Sinclair Lewis: Main Street -- John Dos Passos: Manhattan Transfer -- Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard: The Quest for Normalcy -- Irving Babbitt: Democracy and Standards -- John Dewey: The Crisis in Culture -- Walter Lippmann: Calvin Coolidge: Puritanism DeLuxe -- H.L. Mencken: The Democratic Citizen -- Defenders -- Mary Austin: Artist Life in the United States -- Theodore Dreiser: America and the Artist -- Sherwood Anderson: Living in America -- Zona Gale: The United States and the Artist -- II. Literary critics of later generations view the 1920's -- Unfavorable -- John W. Aldridge: After the Lost Generation -- Van Wyck Brooks: On Literature Today -- Bernard De Voto: Waste Land -- Favorable -- Malcolm Cowley: Exile's Return -- Frederick J. Hoffman: Some Perspectives on the 1920's -- III. A final evaluation of the decade's intellectual discontent -- Henry Steele Commager: The Literature of Revolt -- Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.: The Revolt of the Intellectuals -- Granville Hicks: Trumpet Call.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)104383
(OCoLC)ocm00104383
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WorldCat Identities Plesur, Milton,
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