THE DESTRUCTIVE ELEMENT: A Study in Modern Writers & Beliefs by Stephen Spender

THE DESTRUCTIVE ELEMENT: A Study in Modern Writers & Beliefs

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Not intended for light reading, nor for anyone who wants a short cut to superficial knowledge of the modern viewpoint in literature. Spender has given us a scholarly and penetrating study of certain influences and trends, exemplified, first and foremost by Henry James, into whose work he goes with profound insight, then in his contemporaries and their successors, bringing it down to Lawrence and Eliot and Yeats. A book for students.

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin