Books Across the Sea

Brogan, D. W.
June 1942
New Republic;6/8/42, Vol. 106 Issue 23, p801
Focuses on an increase in enthusiasm towards American books readers after the World War II. Interest of readers for the book "The Jungle," and the acceptance of leading authors of the U.S.; Views that literature of the United States not at par with Great Britain; Revival of the normal book trade; Acceptance of poetry, verse, theatre and other works of fiction; Views that the U.S. authors lack a sense of humor in writing; Import of literary goods by Great Britain; Advent of the New Deal, the political and economic doctrines proposed by the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt has brought about optimistic studies of the U.S. economy; Dearth of books being sent to other parts as a result of the outbreak of the war.


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