Critical encounters : literary views and reviews, 1953-1977 / by Nona Balakian.

Balakian, Nona.
Indianapolis ; New York : The Bobbs-Merill Company, Inc., [c1978].
250, [6] p. ; 22 cm.
Fiction -- History and criticism -- Collected works.
Part 1. On the reading of modern fiction. Prophetic vogue of the anti-heroine. Crisis
in fiction or in readership? Flight from innocence: England's newest literary generation. New Transcendentalists: a quasi-religious mode in American fiction. Multiform American imagination. Unwilling ironists
Part 2. Three post-psychological novels. Writer and her vision: Ivy Compton-Burnett. Carson McCullers: love perverse and perfect. Affirmation and love in T.S. Eliot. Huxley revisited. Shaw and his Boswell. Memo: to Bernard Shaw. Reviews by Trilling. Criticism par excellence: V.S. Pritchett. Tragedy of delusion: criticism by Joyce Carol Oates. Poet of the air
and earth: Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Beautiful and undammed: stories by Fitzgerald. Where the center always holds: stories by Brendan Gill. God bless you, Mr. Vonnegut. Realists of the interior: women poets of today. Bitches and sad ladies. World of William Saroyan. Day of one's own: Eudora Welty
Part 3. Crossing the ethnic barrier. Spearhead of British modernism. Passion for letters: Scofield Thayer and the Dial. Specialist of the hoax: Max Beerbohm. Black odyssey, white world. Britain's lopsided view. Despiritualized Americans: Soviet views of American literature. Charmed circle: the Irish writers
Part 4. Decline of "mass markets". Lowly state of book reviewing. Poets, printers and pamphleteers. They gambled on genius.
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