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September 1955
New Republic;9/12/55, Vol. 133 Issue 11, p21
The article discusses two books. "Abinger Harvest," by E.M. Foster and "Rousseau and Romanticism," by Irving Babbitt. "Abinger Harvest" rings little bells of change, not from word to word, but from perception to perception. The beauty so omnipresent in the book is nowhere a construction, never piled clause and clause high and higher into a tower of eloquent passion. "Rousseau and Romanticism" views that modern philosophy is bankrupt" and "the total tendency at present is away from rather than toward civilization.


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