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Conrad Aiken - American Writers 38

Conrad Aiken - American Writers 38: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1964
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    Conrad Aiken - American Writers 38
    Book Description:

    Conrad Aiken. 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: 978-0-8166-5180-1
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. Conrad Aiken
    (pp. 5-45)

    Early in his work Conrad Aiken wrote:

    There are houses hanging above the stars

    And stars hung under a sea.

    These suave, unsettling lines fromSenlin: A Biography(1918) suggest in miniature much of what was to follow. The world of these verses is no other than the round world on which we live. Man’s visual logic, if he tries to extend it very far, is turned upside down by the gravitational logic of the globe. “Can the same be true of all of man’s mental life?” Aiken seems to be asking. In that event our thoughts and feelings are...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 46-48)