This is a compilation of the discussions aired on the above program divided equally between the English and American novels...

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INVITATION TO LEARNING: English & American Novels

This is a compilation of the discussions aired on the above program divided equally between the English and American novels of stature and permanence-- namely ranging on the one hand from Defoe and Swift through to Galsworthy and Lawrence, and on the other from Hawthorne, Melville and Twain to Hemingway, Wolfe and Faulkner. Most of the participants were essentially men of learning and letters, Kronenberger Trilling, Kazin, Mizener, etc. with an occasional celebrity-- Lillian Gish or Judith Evelyn. The editor says that the purpose of a good novel is to illuminate as well as illustrate: in this casual form the contributors illuminate although there is a certain amount of personal persiflage.

Pub Date: March 25, 1966

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Basic Books

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1966