The shores of light; a literary chronicle of the twenties and thirties.


New York, Farrar, Straus and Young [1952] .

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Subjects American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American literature.
Amerikaans.
Letterkunde.
Literatura moderna -- Discursos, ensayos, conferencias.
Literature, Modern -- History and criticism.
Literature, Modern.
Littérature américaine -- 20e siècle -- Histoire et critique.
Description 814 pages 20 cm
Copyright Date [1952]
Contents Prologue, 1952 : Christian Gauss as a teacher of literature -- F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Mr. E.A. Robinson's moonlight -- Two novels of Willa Cather -- Ezra Pound's patchwork -- Wallace Stevens and E.E. Cummings -- Byron in the twenties -- The new Byron letters -- Byron and his biographers -- Late violets from the nineties -- Greenwich Village in the early twenties -- The road to Greenwich Village -- Fire-alarm -- Sherwood Anderson's Many marriages -- Ring Lardner's American characters -- Eugene O'Neill and the naturalists -- Eugene O'Neill as a prose-writer -- All God's chillun and others -- The new American comedy -- A vortex in the nineties : Stephen Crane -- Emergence of Ernest Hemingway -- Imaginary dialogue : the poet's return -- Imaginary dialogue : the delegate from Great Neck -- Gilbert Seldes and the popular arts -- The seven lively arts (1924) -- The great audience (1950) -- Houdini -- Poe at home and abroad -- The Tennessee poets -- A water-colorist -- Fugitives -- The muses out of work -- Upton Sinclair's Mammonart -- The pilgrimage of Henry James -- The all-star literary vaudeville -- The critics : a conversation -- Pope and Tennyson -- A letter to Elinor Wylie -- Firbank and Beckford -- A preface to Persius -- Burlesque shows -- The national winter garden -- Peaches -- A humdinger -- E.E. Cumming's Him -- A great magician -- Mencken's democratic man -- Woodrow Wilson at Princeton -- American heroes : Fremont and Frick -- The sportsman's tragedy -- A poet of the Pacific -- Art Young -- Greenwich Village at the end of the twenties -- 15 Beech Street -- Hans Stengel -- The critic who does not exist -- A weekend at Ellerslie -- Thornton Wilder -- The death at Elinor Wylie -- Burton Rascoe -- Signs of life : Lady Chatterley's lover -- Dostoevsky abroad -- Citizen of the union -- Virginia Woolf and the American language -- Dos Passos and the social revolution -- T.S. Eliot and the Church of England -- Dahlberg, Dos Passos and Wilder -- Notes on Babbitt and more, Sophocles, Babbitt and Freud -- "H. C." -- The Nietzschean line -- The literary consequences of the crash -- The economic interpretation of Wilder -- Schnitzler and Philip Barry -- Joseph de Maistre -- An appeal to progressives -- The literary class war -- C.L. Dodgson : the poet-logician -- Lytton Strachey -- The satire of Samuel Butler -- Andre Malraux -- Gertrude Stein old and young -- Mr. Wilder in the Middle West -- The literary worker's Polonius -- The classics on the Soviet stage -- Letter to the Russians about Hemingway -- Talking United States -- American critics, left and right -- Communist criticism -- Bernard de Voto -- It's terrible! It's ghastly! It stinks! -- The Oxford boys becalmed -- Prize-winning blank verse -- "Give that beat again" -- Dream poetry -- "Cousin Swift, you will never be a poet" -- Peggy Bacon : poet with pictures -- Twilight of the expatriates -- The pleasures of literature -- Cold water on Bakunin -- Shut up that Russian novel -- Marxism at the end of the thirties -- Epilogue, 1952 : Edna St. Vincent Millay.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)710640
(OCoLC)ocm00710640
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972.
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