Bulletin of the Society of American Authors Volume 5-6

Bulletin of the Society of American Authors Volume 5-6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...to its self-knowledge; and they disclose a thoroughness and skill in workmanship which are distinctly promising." The writer refers to Judge Grant's Unleavened Bread as "a searching and convincing study of a type of woman to be found in many communities. The story approaches the national type as closely, perhaps, as any piece of American fiction, because it creates a character perfectly recognizable in the society of any section." Mr. Booth Tarkington's Gentleman from India is, says the critic, "an admirable study full of atmosphere, of color, of nice discrimination." Eden Holden is spoken of as "one of those quaint, elementary romances of primitive character, native kindliness and untaught practical sagacity which are interpretive of the underlying quality in American life. As Americans turn with the deepest interest to the homely rustic folk in the novels of George Eliot and Thomas Hardy, those who wish to find the spring of health in American life will do well to read Eben Holden." After referring to the "growing interest in American history from the personal side," represented by Dr. Allen's Life of Phillips Brooks, Mr. Farnham's Life of Francis Parkman and Mr. Howells' Literary Friends and Acquaintances, the writer calls attention to the dearth of important work in the field of poetry. In this field, it remarks, Mr. Stedman's American Anthology is the most important event of the season, and is "both representative and inclusive," a work "carried on in the face of great difficulties with heroic fortitude and patience." In literary history the most important contribution is Professor Barrett Wendell's Literary History of America. "It presents the evolution of...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236872010
  • 9781236872012