Schorer, Mark
March 1952
New Republic;3/31/52, Vol. 126 Issue 13, p19
The article presents an evaluation of the literary works of American poet and story writer Conrad Aiken. It takes some of his stories in account and critically examines them. Just as the structure of these stories characteristically develops in the efforts of the material to assert a reality beyond or below, its mundane shape, so their drama characteristically arises within an individual mind as it struggles to break over the edge of its own limitations. It is at this stage where, without barrier, the water of daily human experience stands against the wall of air that is outside it, that Aiken's fiction is written.


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