Cowley, Malcolm
December 1953
New Republic;12/28/53, Vol. 129 Issue 22, p16
The article presents information on postwar American fiction. The largest of the groups is composed of novels about the armed services in World War II. A second group of postwar novelists includes the writers of what might be called the "new" fiction, to correspond with the new criticism. Like almost all the influential critics, many of the novelists are employed by universities, usually in the department of English. They listen to the critics, perhaps too intently, and try to win their grudging approval.


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