The Resource Moral agents : Eight Twentieth-Century American writers, Edward Mendelson

Moral agents : Eight Twentieth-Century American writers, Edward Mendelson

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Moral agents : Eight Twentieth-Century American writers
Title
Moral agents
Title remainder
Eight Twentieth-Century American writers
Statement of responsibility
Edward Mendelson
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"One of contemporary America's leading critics and scholars offers a provocative reassessment of the lives and work of eight influential twentieth- century American writers: Lionel Trilling Dwight Macdonald W.H. Auden William Maxwell Saul Bellow Alfred Kazin Norman Mailer Frank O'Hara Drawing on newly published letters and diaries, Edward Mendelson explores the responses of these writers, very public figures all, to major historical events--among them the rise and fall of fascism, the cold war, the struggles for civil rights and against the Vietnam War, and the sexual revolution--and shows how intensely personal concerns, relating to childhood, religion, status, sex, and money, largely shaped their views. Mendelson's vivid portraits cut to the quick, changing our perceptions of these brilliant, complicated, often deeply troubled men while offering readers a new understanding of their contributions to American intellectual and political life"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mendelson, Edward
Dewey number
810.9/005
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS221
LC item number
.M4 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New York Review Books Classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Literature and history
  • American literature
  • Intellectual life
  • Literature and history
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Moral agents : Eight Twentieth-Century American writers, Edward Mendelson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xviii, 203 pages
Isbn
9781590177761
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014029155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)866615063
  • 832087
  • (OCoLC)ocn866615063
  • 832087
Label
Moral agents : Eight Twentieth-Century American writers, Edward Mendelson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xviii, 203 pages
Isbn
9781590177761
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014029155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)866615063
  • 832087
  • (OCoLC)ocn866615063
  • 832087

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