Matthiessen/Politics of Criticism


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F.O. Matthiessen remains one of America s leading twentieth-century critics in part because the problems he and his contemporaries struggled with remain ours today. William E. Cain studies Matthiessen s career with careful attention to biographical, institutional, literary, and political contexts. He considers Matthiessen s many reviews and essays on literature and deals sympathetically, but critically, with Matthiessen s attitudes toward the Cold War as revealed in his memoir, From the Heart of Europe. Cain draws ...

Matthiessen/Politics of Criticism 1988, University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN-13: 9780299119140

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