Franklin

A literary chronicle: 1920-1950.

Author/Creator:
Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972.
Publication:
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1956.
Series:
Doubleday anchor books.
Doubleday anchor books
Format/Description:
Book
442 pages 18 cm.
Subjects:
American literature -- 20th century.
Literature, Modern.
American literature.
Summary:
Selections from: Classics and commercials and The shores of light.
Contents:
Prologue, 1952 : Christian Gauss as a teacher of literature
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Ring Lardner's American characters
Emergence of Ernest Hemingway
Gilbert Seldes and the popular arts
Poe at home and abroad
The all-star literary vaudeville
Mencken's democratic man
The sportsman's tragedy
Thornton Wilder
The death of Elinor Wylie
Signs of life: Lady Chatterley's lover
Dostoevsky abroad
Citizen of the Union
Dos Passos and the social revolution
T.S. Eliot and the Church of England
Dahlberg, Dos Passos and Wilder
Notes on Babbitt and more
The Nietzschean line
Lytton Strachey
André Malraux
The literary worker's Polonius
Letter to the Russians about Hemingway
It's terrible! It's ghastly! It stinks!
Twilight of expatriates
The boys in the back room
Alexander Woollcott of the Phalanx
Mr. Joseph E. Davies as a stylist
The life and times of John Barrymore
"Never apologize, never explain" : the art of Evelyn Waugh
What becomes of Louis Bromfield
J. Dover Wilson on Falstaff
A toast and a tear for Dorothy Parker
A treatise on tales of horror
A guide to Finnegans Wake
A long talk about Jane Austen
"You can't do this to me!" shrilled Celia
Katherine Anne Porter
A picture to hang in the library: Brooks's Age of Irving
Why do people read detective stories?
Reëxamining Dr. Johnson
Leonid Leonov : the sophistication of a formula
Who cares who killed Roger Ackroyd?
"Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!"
Splendors and miseries of Evelyn Waugh
George Saintsbury's centenary
Ambushing a best-seller
Oscar Wilde : "One must always seek what is most tragic"
Books of etiquette and Emily Post
A dissenting opinion on Kafka
Jean-Paul Sartre : the novelist and existentialist
The musical glasses of Peacock
The original of Tolstoy's Natasha
William Faulkner's reply to the civil-rights program.
Notes:
"Selections from [the author's] Classics and commercials and The shores of light."--Page 4 of cover.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1956
Contributor:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Other format:
Online version: Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972. Literary chronicle: 1920-1950.
OCLC:
789917
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