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Alfred Kazin


Faulkner: The Rhetoric and the Agony

When William Faulkner published a first novel in 1926 entitled "Soldiers' Pay," no one could possibly have known that the ghost of the Gothic novel had appeared to record a new and portentously macabre view of contemporary dissolution. Cheerfully sla [...]

Criticism and Isolation

The Uxpense of Greatness. By Richard P. Blackmur. Arrow Editions. $3.00. On literature Today. By Van Wyck Brooks. E. P. Dutton and Company. $1.00. Reason in Madness. By Allen Tate. G. P. Putnam's Sons. $2.50. Do Thest Bones Live? By Edward Dahlberg. [...]