20th-Century Fiction by George Woodcock (auth.) PDF

By George Woodcock (auth.)

ISBN-10: 0333283597

ISBN-13: 9780333283592

ISBN-10: 1349170666

ISBN-13: 9781349170661

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1924. Just Out of College (produced 1905). 1924. The Bad Samaritan (produced 1905). Marse Covington (produced 1906). 1918. Artie (produced 1907). Father and the Boys (produced 1908). 1924. Mrs. Peckham's Carouse (produced 1908). The Fair Co-ed, music by Gustav Luders (produced 1909). The City Chap (produced I 91 0). S. Minister Bedloe (produced 191 0). The Old Town (produced I 91 0). The May(lr and the Manicure (produced 1912). 1923. Nettie (produced 1914). 1923. Speaking to Father. 1923. The Persecuted Wife, in Liberty, 4 July 1925.

Hoffman has observed, their separate parts fail quite to cohere. The lack of adequate characterisation, and the over-literariness of the enterprise, are at odds with our valid expectations of prose fiction. It is significant then that Aiken's "autobiography," Ushant, should seem to so many of his critics his finest achievement in prose. Here, Aiken as writer, and his literary friends, including Eliot and Pound, are at the centre of a "fictionalised" account of the author's life. Apart from its other intrinsic interests, this quite extraordinary, unclassifiable work is justified, almost alone, by the majestic sweep and lyrical seductiveness of Aiken's rhetoric.

A Seizure of Limericks. 1964. Thee. 1967. The Clerk's Journal: An Undergraduate Poem, Together with a Brief Memoir of Dean LeBaron Russell Briggs, T. S. Eliot, and Harvard, in 19/l. 1971. Collected Poems 1916-19 70. 1971. Play Mr. Arcularis (produced 1949). 1957. Other Scepticisms: Notes on Contemporary Poetry. 1919. Ushant: An Essay (autobiography). 1952. A Reviewer's ABC: Collected Criticism from 1916 to the Present, edited by Rufus A. Blanshard. 1958; as Collected Criticism, 1968. Cats and Bats and Things with Wings Guvenile).

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