Chekhov: A Spirit Set Free. By V, S. Pritchett. Random House. $17. 95.
Pritchett's approach to Chekhov suggests that his modernity lies not simply in his revolutionary realism but in his social conscience and consciousness. Chekhov employed as his [...]
Forgotten Prophet: The Life of Randolph Bourne. By Bruce Clayton. Louisiana.$25.00.
Bulgakov: Life and Work. By Ellendea Proffer. Ardis. $45. 00 cloth, $15. 00 paper.
Many people have heard of Randolph Bourne, but very few are familiar with his wr [...]
A Stroll with William James. By Jacques Barzun. Harper & Row. $19. 95.
One of the country's greatest teachers (until his retirement from Columbia in 1975), Jacques Barzun is our most notable critic of the cultural climate of the industrial revoluti [...]
Joseph Conrad: The Three Lives. By Frederick R. Karl. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $25.00.
During the major phase of Conrad's career, a Scotch reviewer perceptively observed in a discussion of Typhoon that "character is (for him) an essentially indivi [...]