A LITTLE TREASURY OF AMERICAN PROSE by George-Ed. Mayberry

A LITTLE TREASURY OF AMERICAN PROSE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This would be a particularly nice thing for a young adult to own, this with its companion volumes in the series. Mayberry includes in his selections not only fiction and essays, but political, religious, philosophical and critical writings, more than 100 selections overall, some in full, some extracts, some for their popularity rather than their literary value. ""The cult of experience"" is exemplified by Mark Twain and Hemingway; the ""exploration of the individual"" by Hawthorne and James; the convergence in some of the moderns, Fitzgerald and Faulkner specifically.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1949
Publisher: Scribner