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Herbert Gold • 118 Items / 22 Books, 69 Articles, 26 Reviews, 1 Film
The Optimist (1959)
A Novel
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Published Reviews
  1. [+]
    Familiar Search (Review)
    The Optimist, by Herbert Gold
    1. The Optimist by Herbert Gold
    Commonweal, May 29, 1959, p. 236
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    Characters and Ideas: The Modern Novel (Review)
    The Optimist, by Herbert Gold
    1. The Optimist by Herbert Gold
    The Nation, April 25, 1959, pp. 387-389
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    Four Novels (4 Reviews)
    The Rack, by A.E. Ellis
    1. The Rack by A.E. Ellis
    2. The Optimist by Herbert Gold
    3. Men Die by Harold Louis Humes
    4. The Cave by Robert Penn Warren
    The Partisan Review, Winter 1960, pp. 174-186
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    Atlantic Bookshelf (7 Reviews)
    Reader's Choice
    1. Unity, 1942-1944 by Charles de Gaulle
    2. The Status Seekers by Vance Packard
    3. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
    4. The Crossing of Antarctica by Vivian Fuchs and Edmund Hillary
    5. Points of View by W. Somerset Maugham
    6. The Optimist by Herbert Gold
    7. Spinster by Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 1959, pp. 90-96
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    Books in Brief (8 Reviews)
    The Portrait of Zelide, by Geoffrey Scott
    1. The Portrait of Zelide by Geoffrey Scott
    2. Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
    3. All the Conspirators by Christopher Isherwood
    4. The Optimist by Herbert Gold
    5. Providence Island by Jacquetta H. Hawkes
    6. The Status Seekers by Vance Packard
    7. Joy Ride by Dwight Taylor
    8. Tolstoy or Dostoevsky by George Steiner
    The Harpers Monthly, June 1959, pp. 96-99
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    Fiction Chronicle (11 Reviews)
    The Voyeur, by Alain Robbe-Grillet
    1. The Voyeur by Alain Robbe-Grillet
    2. A Change of Heart by Michel Butor
    3. The Wind by Claude Simon
    4. The Captive and the Free by Joyce Cary
    5. The Middle Age of Mrs. Eliot by Angus Wilson
    6. Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow
    7. The Optimist by Herbert Gold
    8. The Pledge by Friedrich Duerrenmatt
    9. The Unspeakable Skipton by Pamela Hansford Johnson
    10. Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata
    11. The Body's Cage by Benjamin DeMott
    The Hudson Review, Summer 1959, pp. 286-295