Books

Henry Moore
October 22, 1945

This volume in plan and execution is in everyway worthy of its subject. Henry Moore’s accomplishment, in becoming the first major figure in art to app

Bretton Woods
April 09, 1945

The United States government must soon pass judgment on the Bretton Woods Conference, in which the representatives of 44 nations proposed that there b

American Magazines in Wartime
March 06, 1944

The United States is a nation of magazine readers. The British, French, Russians, and Germs read, in normal times, far more books than we do, but fewe

Science and Criticism
August 30, 1943

The literary resentment of science is based on the belief that science conceives a universe of brute fact in which the sole principle of explanation i

William James as Artist
February 15, 1943

What has always been hard for James’s professional colleagues to swallow is that he was a pluralist as well as a philosopher.

The Violent Country
November 16, 1942

Eudora Welty’s deepest interest in “The Robber Bridegroom” would seem to be in the question of identity. Nothing is what it seems. All bridegrooms, sh

Framing Father
July 31, 1941

Here is a great stew of material by a woman writer, which, according to the jacket, has been boiled down several times. It began as a million words, t

The Two Scrooges
March 04, 1940

Dualism runs all through Dickens. There always has to be a good and a bad of everything: each of the books has its counterbalancing values, and pairs

Tradition and Value
January 14, 1940

Mr. Daiches has not only read Conrad, Joyce, Huxley and Woolf with the greatest care, but really likes their work and is not ashamed to say so.

Rilke in English
September 06, 1939

Not the least interesting phenomenon of the last four years has been the growing influence of Rilke upon English poetry: indeed, Rilke is probably more read and more highly esteemed by English and Americans than by Germans, just as Byron and Poe had

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