The Contemporary Review

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Herman Melville

Author: Brian Higgins
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521121156
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This volume reprints virtually all the known contemporary reviews of Herman Melville's writings from the 1840s until his death in 1891.

Walt Whitman

Author: Kenneth M. Price
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521453875
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The American Critical Archives is a series of reference books that provide representative selections of contemporary reviews of the main works of major American authors. Specifically, each volume contains both full reviews and excerpts from reviews that appeared in newspapers and weekly and monthly periodicals, generally within a few months of the publication of the work concerned. There is an introductory historical overview by the volume editor, as well as checklists of additional reviews located but not quoted. This volume, a significant contribution to the reception history of Leaves of Grass, Specimen Days, and other works, reproduces the full range of the contemporary reviews of Whitman's books. Brash and iconoclastic, revered and reviled at various times, Whitman - because of his bold literary experiments and frank treatment of sexuality - was accorded an astonishing array of commentary, ranging from sympathy with his "hearty wholesomeness" to hostility toward poems that were a "mass of stupid filth". Reviews by Rufus Griswold, Fanny Fern, John Burroughs, William Dean Howells, Henry James, Hamlin Garland, Oscar Wilde, and (writing anonymously) Whitman himself, as well as a host of lesser-known writers, clarify much about both the poet and nineteenth-century American culture and its tastes and preoccupations, its myopia and acuity. These reviewers, the first to frame the issues for critical debate about Whitman, shaped his long-term reputation.

Edith Wharton

Author: James W. Tuttleton
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521383196
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This book represents the first comprehensive collection of contemporary reviews of the writing of Edith Wharton from the 1890s until her death in 1937. Many of the reviews are reprinted from hard-to-locate contemporary newspapers and periodicals. In addition, lists of other reviews not presented here are provided. These materials document the response of the reviewers to specific titles and indicate the development of Wharton's reputation as a novelist, short story writer, travel writer, and autobiographer.

Eudora Welty

Author: Pearl Amelia McHaney
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139443265
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Eudora Welty's writing and photography were the subject of more than one thousand reviews, of which over two hundred are collected here. From the first, reviewers loved Welty's language and disparaged her lack of plot. Their eager anticipation for the next book is rarely diminished by the shock of reading entirely different styles of writing. Her work was admired even as it challenged its readers. The reviews selected for reprinting here represent the diversity of Welty's reception and assessment. Reviews from small towns, urban centers, noted fiction writers, professional reviewers, academics, and everyday readers are included. The comments of reviewing rivals such as the New York Times and the New York Herald Tribune, Nation and New Yorker, when read side by side, reveal the nuances both of the reviewers and of the work of this important Southern writer.

William Faulkner

Author: M. Thomas Inge
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521383776
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A collected selection of reviews of William Faulkner's writings from 1926 to 1962.

The Contemporary Review

Author: Edmund Gosse
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T S Eliot

Author: Jewel Spears Brooker
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139451130
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Widely regarded as one of the most important and influential poets of the twentieth century, T. S. Eliot was also extremely prolific. T. S. Eliot: The Contemporary Reviews is a testament to both these aspects of Eliot's work. In it, Jewel Spears Brooker presents the most comprehensive gathering of newspaper and magazine reviews of Eliot's work ever assembled. It includes reviews from both American and British journals. Brooker expands on the major themes of the reviews and shows how the reviews themselves influenced not only Eliot, but also literary history in the twentieth century.

Flannery O Connor

Author: R. Neil Scott
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521828635
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A collection of more than four hundred reviews of O'Connor's work, with a substantial introduction about her critical reception.

Ezra Pound

Author: Betsy Erkkila
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521401399
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A collection of the reviews of Pound's work that were published in his lifetime.