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Recent American Novelists - American Writers 22

Recent American Novelists - American Writers 22: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1962
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    Recent American Novelists - American Writers 22
    Book Description:

    Recent American Novelists. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5213-6
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-4)
  2. Recent American Novelists
    (pp. 5-42)

    The novel, like civilization, is from time to time pronounced dead, and yet, like civilization, somehow keeps going.The novel died first with Fielding, then with Dickens, Flaubert, Dostoevski, Tolstoi, died again with Proust, and with Joyce, and, most recently, with Hemingway. A pride of friendly critics has always stood ready to be the novel’s pallbearers: F. R. Leavis, inThe Great Tradition,praised the novel so highly and defined it so rigorously that its death seemed unavoidable. Other critics brought slightly jollier news of the novel as moribund, ailing, or irrelevant. Lionel Trilling, for instance, suggests that the post-World War...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 43-47)