TITLE

MORE MARGINALIA

AUTHOR(S)
Cowley, Malcolm
PUB. DATE
June 1952
SOURCE
New Republic;6/9/52, Vol. 126 Issue 23, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents notes on the U.S. literature. In the five volumes of "Makers and Finders," Van Wyck Brooks is describing and re-creating the partly forgotten tradition of American literature. According to Brooks, it is based on faith in the natural goodness of men and in their capacity to govern themselves. If writers can be divided into those who believe in human perfectibility and those who believe in original sin, it is the first group that is peculiarly American. There is preponderance evidence to support this judgment.
ACCESSION #
14461782

 

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