Books

Americans and Russians
June 11, 1956

No one is more pleased and encouraged than I am about the changes that have recently occurred in Russia. They have unquestionably helped to reduce wor

Enemy in the Mouth
March 20, 1955

For three-quarters of a century it has been my fate to watch men and women traveling to their graves by the alcoholic highway. I have put their tragic

Personalism: A New School of Fiction
October 17, 1954

Naturalism in the proper sense—not the loose sense in which critics have been using the word—is a literary method based on the doctrine that men and w

Ambiguities in Italian Literature
October 04, 1953

To the sensibility of most Italian readers, an accomplished literary form still is the most convincing proof that the writer is dealing with reality.

Hope in an Age of Anxiety
June 01, 1953

We begin to draw about ourselves a cultural curtain similar in some respects to the Iron Curtain of our adversaries. In doing so, we tend to inflict u

The Art of Prose
October 06, 1952

A fine prose style, if we are veteran readers, and equal to it, affords one of the most delicious experiences in the whole world of art. It is so subt

Unseemly Deductions
August 18, 1952

Why do so many books of literary detective-work, even when they are better authenticated, better written and more useful in their conclusions than Mrs

Socialized Advertising
April 21, 1952

“You can hardly pick up a newspaper or a magazine these days,” President Truman recently said, “without seeing an expensive full-page advertisement de

The Mind of Robert Oppenheimer
November 20, 1951

Dr. Oppenheimer’s opinions on world affairs are temperately expressed and, to my mind at least, are just and wise. He is quite clear that there is onl

Conservatism Revisited
November 13, 1949

In this pungent, witty and chaotic little book, Peter Viereck suggests that established laws, traditions and institutions are good and useful things,

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