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Van Wyck Brooks • 125 Items / 39 Books, 57 Articles, 27 Reviews
The Writer in America (1953)
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Published Reviews
  1. Books and Men
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    Beyond Adolescence (Review)
    The Writer in America, by Van Wyck Brooks
    1. The Writer in America by Van Wyck Brooks
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 1953, pp. 70-77
  2. Books
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    A Portrait of the Artist as Critic (Review)
    The Writer in America, by Van Wyck Brooks
    1. The Writer in America by Van Wyck Brooks
    Commonweal, April 10, 1953, p. 26
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    A Faith for Writing (Review)
    The Writer in America, by Van Wyck Brooks
    1. The Writer in America by Van Wyck Brooks
    The New Republic, March 9, 1953, p. 19
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    Dilemmas of Moderation (Review)
    The Writer in America, by Van Wyck Brooks
    1. The Writer in America by Van Wyck Brooks
    The Saturday Review, April 11, 1953, p. 51
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    New Books in Brief (4 Reviews)
    Nationalism and Communism in East Asia, by W. Macmahon Ball
    1. Nationalism and Communism in East Asia by W. Macmahon Ball
    2. The Writer in America by Van Wyck Brooks
    3. The Organizational Revolution by Kenneth E. Boulding
    4. Pentagon Politics by William H. Neblett
    The Nation, April 4, 1953, p. 292
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    New Books (17 Reviews)
    Hail and Farewell
    1. Such, Such Were the Joys, and Other Essays by George Orwell
    2. The Intruder by Helen Fowler
    3. Naked Hollywood by Weegee and Mel Harris
    4. Prince Bart by Jay Richard Kennedy
    5. Jan at the Blue Fox by Ronald F.H. Duncan
    6. The God of the Witches by Margaret Alice Murray
    7. Divine Horsemen by Maya Deren
    8. The World and the West by Arnold J. Toynbee
    9. The Lot of Her Neighbors by Bonner McMillion
    10. Watch Night by Walter B. Lowrey
    11. Stay Away, Joe by Dan Cushman
    12. Voices in the House by John Sedges
    13. Solitary Confinement by Christopher Burney
    14. The Puppet Masters by Robert A. Heinlein
    15. The American Thesaurus of Slang by Lester V. Berrey and Melvin Van Den Bark
    16. The World of Silence by Max Picard
    17. The Writer in America by Van Wyck Brooks
    The Harpers Monthly, April 1953, pp. 100-107
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    Books in Review (18 Reviews)
    My Host the World, by George Santayana
    1. My Host the World by George Santayana
    2. Who Speaks for Man? by Norman Cousins
    3. The Shame and Glory of the Intellectuals by Peter Viereck
    4. Containment or Liberation? by James Burnham
    5. The Impact of Science on Society by Bertrand Russell
    6. Society and Sanity by F.J. Sheed
    7. No Name in the Street by Kay Cicellis
    8. Back Down the Ridge by William L. White
    9. The Journal of Charlotte L. Forten by Ray Allen Billington and Charlotte L. Forten
    10. I, Willie Sutton by Quentin Reynolds
    11. The Fabulous Fanny by Norman Katkov
    12. Edward Lear's Journals by Herbert Van Thal and Edward Lear
    13. Doctor in the House by Richard Gordon
    14. M is for Mother by Marjorie Riddell
    15. The Writer in America by Van Wyck Brooks
    16. Solitary Confinement by Christopher Burney
    17. Big Business: A New Era by David E. Lilienthal
    18. The Sign of Jonas by Thomas Merton
    The American Mercury, May 1953, pp. 68-78
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    Brief Comments (19 Reviews)
    Nineteen outstanding books of the previous quarter
    1. My Host the World by George Santayana
    2. Education and Liberty by James Bryant Conant
    3. Always the Young Strangers by Carl Sandburg
    4. The World and the West by Arnold J. Toynbee
    5. The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln by Roy P. Basler, Mario Dolores Pratt, and Lloyd A. Dunlap, ...
    6. The Letters of Samuel Johnson by R.W. Chapman and Samuel Johnson
    7. The Writer in America by Van Wyck Brooks
    8. Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph by Edgar Johnson
    9. The Man Whistler by Hesketh Pearson
    10. Prince of Players: Edwin Booth by Eleanor Ruggles
    11. The Mormon Village by Lowry Nelson
    12. The Silent World by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Frederic Dumas
    13. The Wonderful World of Insects by Albro Gaul
    14. Possums by Carl Hartman
    15. Spring Birth, and Other Poems by Mark Van Doren
    16. Willa Cather: A Critical Biography by E.K. Brown and Leon Edel
    17. A Good Man by Jefferson Young
    18. The Plantation by Ovid Williams Pierce
    19. The Stones of the House by Theodore Morrison
    The American Scholar, Summer 1953, pp. 378-381