Memories of the Moderns

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New Directions Publishing, 1980 - Literary Criticism - 257 pages
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Part criticism, part memoirs, selected prose pieces--including reviews, essays, lectures, introductions, personal reminiscences, and epistles-explore the concept of modernism within the international frame of comparative literature
 

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Contents

A Letter to James Laughlin
1
From Ur to Edit
35
Life versus Work
60
Hermann Hesse and Thomas Mann
73
Revisiting Dos Passos U S A
105
William Carlos Williams and the Old World
118
Sartre on Flaubert
135
Recollecting W H Auden
150
Randall Jarrells Faust
166
The Last American Man of Letters
184
Edmund Wilsons Correspondence
198
The Private Life of F O Matthiessen
218
A Letter to F O Matthiessen about T S Eliot
231
Index
249
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Harry Levin (1912-1994), literary critic and modernist literature scholar, graduated from Harvard University and began teaching there some years later. In 1960 he became the Irving Babbitt Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard and retired in 1983.

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