The half-world of American culture; a miscellany. Pref. by C.P. Snow.


Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press [1965] .

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Subjects American literature -- History and criticism.
American literature.
Best sellers -- United States -- Bibliography.
Best sellers.
Best-sellers.
Culture populaire -- États-Unis.
Littérature américaine -- Histoire et critique.
Littérature américaine.
Popular culture -- United States.
Popular culture.
United States.
Description xii, 259 pages 23 cm
Copyright Date [1965]
Notes Also issued online.
Summary Essays on American literature and popular culture.
Contents 1. Thoreau and assorted others: The hidden Thoreau -- Columbia's carnal bed -- Foreign ports and exotic places: 1840-1860 -- Thoreau the actor -- Whitman at Oxbridge -- The sound of American literature a century ago -- Hawthorne's Fanshawe: the promising of greatness -- Thoreau's young ideas -- Jemima and the pattern -- 2. Literature and culture in the twentieth century: Adversity's favorite son -- Cappy Ricks and The monk in the garden -- Lloyd Douglas: loud voice in the wilderness -- The buxom biographies -- Erskine Caldwell: a note for the negative -- Lloyd Douglas and America's largest parish -- Farewell to Hollins Street -- Auditor's report: Poetry ; 1959: The poems across the way ; 1960: The changing face of American poetry ; 1961: The mixed romantics ; 1962: The new battle of the books -- Auditor's report: Prose ; 1961: Mr. Salinger's Franny and Zooey ; 1962: Miss Porter's Ship of fools -- E.E. Cummings and exploded verse -- The American imagination.
Genre Bibliography.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)269242
(OCoLC)ocm00269242
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Bode, Carl, 1911-1993.
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