New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2000.
xvii, 572 pages ; 24 cm
PS3539.R56 M6 2000
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 557-559) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The America of John Dos Passos Hemingway and his critics T.S. Eliot's politics The immortality of ode Kipling Reality in America Art and neurosis Manners, morals, and the novel The Kinsey report Huckleberry Finn The Princess Casamassima Wordsworth and the Rabbis William Dean Howells and the roots of modern taste The poet as hero: Keats in his letters George Orwell and the politics of truth The situation of the American intellectual at the present time Mansfield Park Isaac Babel The morality of inertia "That smile of Parmenides made me think" The last lover A speech on Robert Frost: a cultural episode On the teaching of modern literature The Leavis-Snow controversy The fate of pleasure James Joyce in his letters Mind in the modern world Art, will, and necessity Why we read Jane Austen.