The flower and the leaf: a contemporary record of American writing since 1941

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Penguin, 1986 - Literary Criticism - 390 pages
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Malcolm Cowley, critic, poet, editor, and translator, has long been an influential figure in American letters. The son of a Pittsburgh physician, Cowley studied at Harvard University and the University of Montpelier, "starved" in Greenwich Village, and lived in France, where he met the Dada crowd and worked on two expatriate magazines, Secession and Broom. From 1929 to 1944, he was associate editor of The New Republic. His book The Faulkner-Cowley File: Letters and Memories, 1944-1962 documents his early recognition of William Faulkner. The Portable Faulkner was published at Cowley's instigation and under his editorship in 1946, when all 17 of Faulkner's books were out of print. Its publication had a profound effect - virtually creating Faulkner's literary revival.

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