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KIRKUS REVIEW

The editors introduce this symposium on modern novelists of the last two decades with the remark that American fiction has been devaluated here but recognized abroad and they define its particular distinction: the ""new pattern of human responses"" in which the self, while ambivalent, is dominant; and the respect for style--writers today, more than ever before, use language as a control of both form and meaning. The ten essays which follow are necessarily variable but for the most discriminating, shaded evaluation; among those covered are Baldwin, McCullens, apote, Mailer and Kerouac. A stimulating seminar for both admirers and dissidents.

Pub Date: Oct. 18th, 1963
Publisher: Doubleday