THE PORTABLE CARL VAN DOREN by Carl -- Ed. Van Doren

THE PORTABLE CARL VAN DOREN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This contains selections from Three Worlds, Benjamin Franklin, and Secret History of the American Revolution, Other Provinces, two introductions and the complete books -- Swift and What Is American Literature. In view of the fact that some of this material is out of print -- for the duration -- this collection serves a very real purpose, though in the main, it seems somewhat more limited in appeal than most of the books in the Portable Library. Van Doren, considered by many as perhaps leader among our ""men of letters"", has selected for this volume a representative cross section of his work, -- biography, autobiography (which is at the same time a stimulating cross-section of American life), criticism.

Pub Date: May 4th, 1945
Publisher: Viking