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Erskine Caldwell - American Writers 78

Erskine Caldwell - American Writers 78: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1969
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    Erskine Caldwell - American Writers 78
    Book Description:

    This pamphlet series has been hailed by critics, teachers, and librarians as an ideals means of introducing both students and general readers to American writers of all periods. Choice has commented: “For the small library this series offers at small cost introuctions by reputable critics o dozens of significant authors, and the larger the library the greater the number of undergraduate students looking for a place to start on some writer.” The New York Times Book Review has called the pamphlets “extraordinarily good,” pointing out that “they are just long enough (48 pages) to permit a real survey of an author’s work and short enough to attract the casual reader, the anxiety-ridden student, and the professor desperate for the straight word on an unfamiliar writer.”

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5209-9
    Subjects: History

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  1. Erskine Caldwell
    (pp. 5-46)

    Like most best selling authors, Erskine Caldwell tends to be patronized or ignored by academic critics and serious readers. Many know ofTobacco RoadandGod’s Little Acre, but tend to dismiss them as merely popular or salacious novels. Few seem to know the full range of the man’s work: his text-picture documentaries, such as the remarkableNorth of the Danube; his charming books for children; his neglectedGeorgia Boy, a book that stands with Faulkner’s last work as one of the finest novels of boyhood in American literature; and his short stories, some of which rank with the best...